April Summary

This April, I spent more time on the trail than I ever have before. I set myself a challenge to hike 175 miles. I do this sort of thing at least once a year. I set some ridiculous goal, which makes me hike either further or more frequently. It’s a great way to get myself on…

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…

November Summary

During the month of November, I hiked 82.7 Miles and gained 10,700′ of elevation. I spent 32.5 hours on the trails, and I burned approximately 12,000 calories doing so. My average hike was 6.36 miles long with an average gain of 823′. I hiked through bone-dry deserts and through rain-soaked canyons. I hiked in forests,…

October Summary

Sierra View in the Inyo Mountains During the month of October, I hiked 112.8 miles and gained 19,410’ of elevation, making this the second time I have hiked more than 100 miles in a month this year. I took 20 separate hikes this month, spending approximately 49:25 hours on the trails. My average hike was…

September Summary

During the month of September, I hiked 75.4 miles and gained 14,350’ of elevation. I hiked 15 times this month, spending approximately 39 hours on the trails. My average hike was 5 miles with 957 feet of elevation gain. Some of the highlights of the month included some great hikes in Maui and Kauai. Some…

April Summary

During the month of April, I hiked 125.1 miles, gaining approximately 19,350′ of elevation. I spent 61 hours and 30 minutes on the trails, and I burnt approximately 19,920 calories as a result. April has always been one of my favorite months to hike due to the presence of wildflowers, vivid greens everywhere one looks,…

March Summary

Anza-Borrego Desert from Monument Peak During the month of March, I hiked 97.6 miles, gaining approximately 14,975′. I spent a total of 47 hours and 10 minutes on the trails, during which time I burned approximately 15,132 calories. Many of the hikes undertaken this month were done in preparation for hiking the Grand Canyon at…

February Summary

During the month of February, I hiked 95.7 miles, gaining approximately 10,350′. I spent a total of 39 hours and 20 minutes on the trails, during which time I burned approximately 13,674 calories. Despite the shortened month, I did my most hiking since July of 2012. This indicates that feet are fully healthy and are…

January Summary

During the month of January, I hiked 91.1 miles, gaining approximately 14,650 feet of elevation. I spent a total of 39 hours and 40 minutes on the trails, during which time I burned approximately 13,440 calories (and lost five pounds). It was a good start to 2013, especially given how busy I’ve been all month…