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    52 Hike Challenge: Month Four Recap

    As always it seems time is going by so quickly! It’s already mid-May and I haven’t had a chance to recap my hikes from April. Between work and vacation the month has slipped away. So, I’ll get right down to it. Here is my hiking recap for the month of April. Hike #14: Lakefront Nature Preserve (Perimeter Trail), 2.2 miles    This place is a little slice of heaven, right outside of the city limits. This is a nature preserve that is tucked away off of highway 90. This area is perfect for bird watchers or photographers, or for people like me who just enjoy a peaceful hike by the…

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    52 Hike Challenge: Month Three Recap

    March is officially over and that means four more hikes under my belt, and it means we’re getting that much closer to spring! Even with some terrible weather this month, I was able to stick to the challenge and get outside at least once a week. Here’s where I went. Hike #9: Bedford Reservation, 2.15 miles  Bedford Reservation has always been one of my favorite parks to visit, so I love any excuse to come here. This was particularly fun because it was a beautiful, sunny day outside, which we hadn’t had in a while. The sun made all of the snow shimmer and it was quite the sight to see. I…

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    How I Plan to Conquer the 52 Hike Challenge

    One of my goals for 2018 is to get outside and hike even more than I did in 2017. Being outdoors is like going to church for me. I use that time to be with my thoughts, reconnect with the world around me and just enjoy the beauty of nature. You might be asking, “what is the 52 hike challenge?” Here is the official statement from www.52hikechallenge.com: 52 Hike Challenge is a global movement empowering you to take a personal journey to discover the physical, mental and spiritual benefits gained through hiking once a week for an entire year. Thousands of people all around the world are taking the challenge…