Mount Mitchell State Park

Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014 Hiking, by the numbers

 

Weekday Hiking Maniacs was very active in 2014.  We scheduled 101 total meetups, only five of which were not actually walking/hiking events.  Since I like numbers, I decided to share what I personally accomplished this year.  I also wanted to share some ratings.  Keep in mind, for me, the hiking season started in the Spring and ended a couple weeks into November.  I also had about six weeks off due to my travels to Thailand.

# of walks/hikes scheduled:  96
# of walks/hikes in which I participated:  68, one every 2.17 days
City walks:  27 for 126.81 miles, average distance - 4.7 miles
Hikes:  41 for 201 miles, average distance - 4.9 miles
New destinations:  24
Waterfalls:  46 (including some repeats)
Longest distance:  8 miles (Big Butt Trail, Ramsey Cascades, Panthertown Valley)
Highest elevation gain:  2300 feet (Ramsey Cascades)
Most difficult:  Deep Gap Trail (Mount Mitchell), Ramsey Cascades
Favorites:  Roan Highlands, Big Butt Trail, Courthouse Falls

And then I had hikes with my Atlanta cousin and her friend, plus a day of hiking with my Albany, GA brother and his boys.

3 hikes, 12.5 miles, 4.17 miles average distance, 9 waterfalls

Grand Total:  71 walks/hikes, 340.31 miles
Simply the distance alone would be like walking from Headland, AL (my hometown) to Huntsville, AL + another 45 miles.  But I bet with the elevation I covered, you could add a significant number of additional miles.


To view all write-ups, photos and videos of all hikes done this year, click here.  Just remember, when you reach the bottom of each page, click older posts to continue.

1 comment:

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Since I am such a numbers person, I love posts like this! You fit a lot of hikes and miles in! It's crazy when you compare the distance you hiked to how far Huntsville is - that really gives you perspective on just how far you hiked this year!

Happy New Year, I wonder what your totals will be in 2015!!