A couple of things:
First, this Saturday I am embarking on a 23 mile hike with my hiking club (not in a skirt, btw). Please, don’t be too impressed, the entire hike follows the Snake River for 11.5 miles to a dam and back. I’m not scaling mountains or anything! This is the longest hike I’ve done in many years, though, and I am curious to see how I will keep up at this distance. This summer I re-discovered my love of hiking and have enjoyed almost daily hikes after work. My goal is to be in good enough shape next year to start backpacking again. I injured my back a couple of years ago (pushing a kid on a swing, no less), and have struggled with lower back pain since. In my early 20’s, I had a couple of backpacking adventures and really loved it. I also met my husband while hiking in California, so there is defintely sentimental value attached to it! I will be sure to post photos from the hike on my Wanderings page.
Also, I am asking for your input in regards to changing the name of this site. Vote for your favorite in the poll below. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. Be nice, or I will delete!