2013 Summary

In 2013, I hiked 945.3 miles while gaining 149,365′ of elevation. I spent 432 hours and 33 minutes on the trails, which amounts to 18 days hiking. My average hike was about about 6.3 miles with 1,010 feet of elevation gain. I didn’t ultimately keep track of how many calories I burned, but I know it was well over 150,000. This goes to show that hiking is great for weight loss.

In less technical terms, this year was much less intense than the previous year, during which I was hell bent on hiking as far as possible. This determination led me to a foot injury, which sidelined me for a month and a half. This year was far more moderate, and even though I spent more time hiking, I went slower, which led to fewer miles.

Despite the fewer miles, I actually took more new hikes than last year (80 to 55). The greater variety and the slower pace tended to make hiking more enjoyable as I was less hell bent on reaching some magic number. Ironically, I came within 55 miles of reaching that same number and did so without injury, which says something about the virtues of moderation.

I’m including a chart that breaks down where the bulk of my hiking took place. This is mainly because I’m a ridiculous dork who likes to make charts and spreadsheets. However, it is kind of fun to review where I spent the bulk of my time (Cleveland National Forest and San Diego County).

Tonight, I’ll post my goals for the new year, which should also be an epic year of hiking. To round this off, here are the hikes (all 150 of them) I took this year in spreadsheet form:

Date           Location                                            Distance    Elevation Gained

1/1/2012 Whale Peak 9.2 1800
1/4/2012 Bernardo Mountain 7.6 1000
1/5/2012 Mission Trails 6.9 1300
1/8/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3 50
1/10/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3.5 250
1/12/2013 Marble Falls Trail 4.8 1200
1/13/2013 Giant Forest 7.7 1000
1/18/2013 Sitton Peak 9.5 2150
1/19/2013 Penasquitos Canyon, East 6.4 300
1/22/2013 Cuyamaca – Oakzanita, East Mesa 12 1600
1/25/2013 Calavera Hills 4.4 850
1/29/2013 Spitler and Apache Peaks 13.1 3100
1/31/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3.2 50
2/1/2013 Torrey Pines Extension 1.5 150
2/2/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3 50
2/4/2013 Hosp Grove 2.2 300
2/5/2013 Guatay Mountain 5.7 1600
2/5/2013 Agua Dulce Loop 6.3 600
2/8/2013 Dry Lakes Ridge 5 1600
2/10/2013 San Onofre State Beach 6.1 150
2/12/2013 Daley Ranch Figure 8 8.9 1300
2/15/2013 Charleston Urban Hike 4 0
2/16/2013 Old Wide Awake 1.1 0
2/17/2013 Cypress Gardens 2.2 0
2/22/2013 Boden Canyon 11 500
2/23/2013 Los Pinos/Trabuco Peaks 13.5 2600
2/26/2013 Santa Rosa Plateau 13.2 1000
2/28/2013 Penasquitos Canyon 12 500
3/1/2013 Torrey Pines Extension 2.1 300
3/5/2013 Agua Tibia Loop 20.8 4100
3/9/2013 Engelmann Oak Loop 5.1 800
3/11/2013 Danielsen Monument 6.2 1150
3/11/2013 Sycamore Canyon 8.7 0
3/12/2013 Mt. Lowe 14.8 4100
3/16/2013 Santa Rosa Plateau 3.5 400
3/19/2013 Superlative Laguna Trail 15.1 1750
3/20/2013 Torrey Pines Extension 2.1 300
3/22/2013 Beach Hike 3.8 25
3/26/2013 Palomar Loop 8 1250
3/26/2013 Love Valley 2.2 300
3/28/2013 Torrey Pines Reserve 5.2 500
4/1/2013 South Kaibab Trail 7 0
4/1/2013 River Trail 2.2 300
4/2/2013 Bright Angel Canyon 7.2 1600
4/2/2013 Ribbon Falls 3 350
4/3/2013 North Rim 17 4400
4/4/2013 South Rim 17.1 4300
4/6/2013 Doane Valley Loop 4.4 300
4/9/2013 Boden Canyon 9 500
4/11/2013 Bell Canyon – Caspers 7.6 1200
4/13/2013 Cedar/Baptist Trail Loop 5.3 800
4/16/2013 Penasquitos, East 5 200
4/20/2013 Santa Margarita River 3.7 200
4/22/2013 Stonewall Peak/Cuyamaca Resevoir 8.7 900
4/22/2013 Cuyamaca Peak 5.4 1500
4/23/2013 Cuyamaca Reservoir 3.8 200
4/23/2013 Volcan Mountain 5.2 1200
4/27/2013 Kanaka Flat 7 1200
4/30/2013 Penasquitos, East 6.5 200
5/4/2013 Doane Valley Loop 5.4 300
5/6/2013 Daley Ranch – Cougar Ridge/Jack Creek Meadow 8.1 1200
5/7/2013 Tahquitz Valley 9.4 2300
5/9/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3 50
5/11/2013 Santa Margarita River 3 50
5/14/2013 Dry Lake 13.7 2200
5/21/2013 Mt. San Jacinto 16 4200
5/24/2013 Penasquitos, East 6.8 300
5/27/2013 Three T’s Trail 16.4 4960
5/31/2013 Palomar Mountain, Adventure Edition 9.9 2400
6/3/2013 Wills-Rice Loop 6.5 500
6/4/2013 Mishe Mokwa 6.4 850
6/7/2013 Aliso/Wood Canyons 11 1100
6/10/2013 Trail of the Sequoias 6 700
6/10/2013 Tokopah Falls 3.8 400
6/10/2013 Moro/Sunset Rock Loop 6.7 600
6/11/2013 Lakes Trail 11 2270
6/24/2013 Doane Valley Nature Trail 1 200
6/24/2013 Palomar Shuttle Hike 6 350
Begin Hiatus
7/11/2013 Buena Vista Peak 2 405
7/12/2013 Muir Grove 4 800
7/12/2013 Hanging Rock 0.2 200
7/13/2013 Beetle Rock/Round Meadow 2.1 100
7/14/2013 Redwood Canyon 6.8 1500
7/14/2013 Stony Creek Walkabout 1 300
7/22/2013 Observatory Trail 5 1000
8/3/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3.2 50
8/25/2013 Doane Valleys 5.4 300
8/29/2013 Wooded Hill 1.6 215
8/29/2013 Laguna Meadow 7.9 200
8/29/2013 Kwaymii Point 1.2 300
8/31/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3 50
9/3/2013 Various Hana Trails 1.5 300
9/3/2013 Pipiwai Trail 4 900
9/6/2013 Kalalau Trail 8 1200
9/8/2013 Powerline Trail 6 1300
9/9/2013 Pihea Trail/Alaka’i Swamp 8 2000
9/12/2013 Penasquitos, East 5 200
9/16/2013 Batiquitos lagoon 3.2 100
9/17/2013 Guajome County Park 3.3 250
9/19/2013 Tahquitz Peak 8.2 2700
9/20/2013 Rancho La Costa Reserve 4.4 500
9/24/2013 Double Peak 5 1000
9/26/2013 Reyes Peak 9.2 1300
9/27/2013 Paramount Ranch 3.9 450
9/27/2013 Calabasas Peak 3.7 1000
9/27/2013 Ladyface Mountain 2 1150
10/1/2013 Piedras Pintadas/Bernardo Bay 5.5 600
10/3/2013 Blue Lake 7.7 1600
10/3/2013 Convict Lake 3.3 400
10/4/2013 Methesulah Walk 4.5 800
10/4/2013 Kearsarge Pass 9.2 2440
10/7/2013 Highland Valley Trail 4.8 150
10/11/2013 Manzanita Flat 8.8 2400
10/11/2013 Monserate Mountain 3.9 1220
10/14/2013 Sycamore Canyon/Goodan Ranch 5.2 500
10/18/2013 Palomar Full Loop 8.5 1250
10/21/2013 Black Mountain 3.6 800
10/21/2013 Knott Grove 3 100
10/24/2013 PCT: fage’s monument to scissors crossing 17 1500
10/25/2013 Nature Trail, Heise Park 0.6 150
10/25/2013 Cuyamaca Resevoir 3 150
10/25/2013 Kelley’s Ditch Trail 6.2 1100
10/25/2013 Inaja trail 0.5 100
10/28/2013 Stanley Peak 5.5 1200
10/31/2013 Trabuco Canyon 12 2950
11/4/2013 Crystal Cove SP 8.3 1400
11/8/2013 Daley Ranch 9.1 1800
11/14/2013 West Mesa Loop 7.2 1200
11/14/2013 PCT: Desert View/Laguna Loop 12.1 1100
11/18/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3.2 50
11/21/2013 Split Mountain 12.5 600
11/21/2013 Palomar Lower Doane Valley 2.5 300
11/22/2013 Tenaja Canyon 7.6 1800
11/22/2013 Santa Rosa Plateau: Adobe Loop 3.7 400
11/23/2013 Batiquitos lagoon 3 50
11/26/2013 Batiquitos Lagoon 3.2 200
11/28/2013 winter creek 5 1100
11/29/2013 Malibu Creek State Park 5.3 700
12/2/2013 Mt. Woodson via Blue Sky 11 2800
12/5/2013 Bow Willow and Rock Canyons 8.7 1200
12/5/2013 Mountain Palm Springs 2.5 500
12/5/2013 Santa Ysabel West 4.3 1200
12/9/2013 Caspers: Juaneno/Bell Canyon Loop 10.2 1860
12/16/2013 Black Mountain 3.5 700
12/19/2013 Santa Ynez Canyon 5 900
12/20/2013 Mt. Wilson 13.7 4000
12/27/2013 Santa Rosa Mountain 7.2 1270
12/29/2013 Engelmann Oak Loop 5.1 800
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