Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The final week of Hike-a-thon 2013

My last week of hiking in August for Hike-a-thon 2013, I was in San Francisco on a layover and my sister and her husband came out to see me and we drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to do a little hiking in the Marin Headlands.
It was foggy in the morning and the marine layer did not burn off until after noon so I got in an easy 2 miles that morning.

Ryan and I flew to New Hampshire on Wednesday and I hiked 2 miles (I think he did 3 or more--he did an extra loop that I did not!!) at Horse Hill Nature Preserve on the Loop Trail.
On Thursday, August 29th, we drove over to Lexington and Concord, MA and I hiked 5 miles on the Battle Road Trail at the Minute Man National Park. It's an awesome history lesson.  We walked along the original route of Paul Revere's famous ride to alert the local militia that the Redcoats were coming!!

We stood at the location of the "shot heard 'round the world", the first shot of the Revolutionary War. April 19th 1775. This monument to the fallen British Soldiers was nearby. Ryan did more miles than me again. We split up and I returned to the car and drove ahead to pick him up at the end of the trail.
On Friday, August 30th, we traveled to Groton, MA and I did 2 1/2 miles on the Yellow, White and Red Trails at Grotonwood Camp. I did not have time for more mileage because we were doing YARN BOMBING! :-)

 Finally on August 31st, we got in our final miles for hike-a-thon on the Mark Trail, White Pines Trail, White and Orange Trails and the Chapel Trail. I did a final 4 miles to make my goal of 60 miles for the month of August!

 Ryan does his grumpy cat face because it is 100 percent humidity and 80 degrees outside! Yuck!!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped us toward our goal of $1500. I am dropping off the last minute cash and checks to the WTA office this week and you can still  make a last minute contribution on the website!! Just follow the link posted below. Thanks so much!!

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