From Our Blog
It was a dark and stormy night...OK, actually Saturday was a sunny and cool (starting just above freezing) morning...a beautiful day for hiking. Four members of our team met at Harbison Forest and hiked just over eleven miles. Sixty-nine days from the 28.3 mile/one-day Ultimate Hike, I am feeling pretty good but I know that I will need the time to improve my stamina and toughen my feet. Saturday night was an Advil night! For whatever reason, the eleven miles this week took less of a toll on me than the six+ miles last week. Our Columbia team has lost a couple of members (due to scheduling conflicts, not injury) but we still have about fifteen members, including distant hikers assigned to us...from WI, UT, CA and FL. At Saturday's practice, we had Mel (the Coach of the Columbia team...who I hiked with me in the 2013 Ultimate Hike), Abby from West Columbia, Krystina (amazing 16-year old hiker) and me.
It's time for Backpacker events!
We know winter isn't over, but that just means that spring is right around the corner. To help you prepare for your outdoor adventures, the Backpacker's scheduling a range of classes and events to help you get up to speed on everything from gear to grub! Click here to check out our events (we're bringing more online, so check back!)