About 100 Hikes
I live in Silver City, New Mexico, in the foothills of the Gila National Forest. In 2011-2012 I performed 100 different hikes in a 12 month period. I started on October 1, 2011 when my best friend Nancy came for a visit to celebrate our 51st birthdays. And I accomplished the goal in September 2012.
The rules were simple enough. The hikes must be 2 hours or longer, they must be on dirt road or trail (a hike on blacktop is called a walk), and they must all be different.
I originally began the 100 Hike Challenge to make myself get in better shape and accomplish something. I ended up learning so much…. about this area, myself, my friends, and hiking preparedness.
After the hiking challenge, I wrote an article that was published in “Desert Exposure”. Check it out here: http://www.desertexposure.com/201211/201211_100_hikes.php
I enjoyed writing the article so much that I expanded it to write a monthly article about hiking in the Silver City area. They are all reposted on this blog for you to enjoy.
Feel free to contact me if you’d like some hiking information in the area. Enjoy!