June 3, 2012
This summer, I summited nine 4,000-footers in the Whites, and have another one planned in November. Only 38 more to go!
Really, the goal is just to be outside, get the exercise, and enjoy nature - though I confess I am rather enjoying notching my belt with 4,000-footers.
A recent 15-mile day hike summiting two 4,000-footers (Mt. Whiteface and Mt. Passaconaway) was particularly tough because of the pace, which was practically jogging at times. I confess, I paused frequently to enjoy the scenery.
Maybe in the future.
I hiked a lot in my 20s and 30s, but with a full-time job and two kids, the hiking fell off. I recently joined the AMC and found Meetup. Looking forward to getting out there!