Leigh's Photo Journal: 100 Miles, 100 Days
Posted: Oct 20 2014
Back in June I decided to do something a little crazy and challenge myself to hiking 100 miles in 100 days. This was a new kind of goal for me. Less about the result, and more about the experience.
I did it because hiking makes me feel great – the fresh air, the insane mountain views, the company of great friends, and the challenge that each summit presents – and I figured it’s always a good idea to spend more time doing things that make you feel great. (And I also firmly believe one of life’s greatest pleasures is a post-hike beer and nap, so really this was an opportunity for more of that!)
So, over the next 100 days (from June 1 to September 8) I hiked as often as I could and as far as I could. Here’s my journey, in photos.
Bandera Mountain, Washington
Kept it local for the first hike of the challenge. 7 miles done!
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
Snow in July and mountain goat sightings!
Mailbox Peak, Washington
Big shout-out to my hiking buddies Michelle and Vanessa. We did it!
Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon
Getting here involved a several mile detour, but totally worth if for my first Pacific Crest Trail experience.
Gray's Peak, Colorado
My first 14'er! Big, big thanks to Scott and Don for getting me up this mountain.
High altitude is serious business, folks!
North Cascades National Park, Washington
With my adventure buddy and official Activyst dog, Sammy.