Hiking Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep! Day 3

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These New Year’s Resolutions Are For You!

We found 2 more resolutions for you. One is going to change your mindset and set you free for some amazingly long hikes – but not so long you have to quit your job. The other is a cool way to revisit your hikes in the weeks, months, and years to come.

On Day 1 we brought you 2 Resolutions: Spend A Night In The Woods and Learn To Poop In The Woods (see our post on Day 1 here: HikingGazette.com/1103-2). Day 2 we added 2 moreGo On A Solo Hike and Take Your Kids Hiking(see our post on Day 2 here: http://hikinggazette.com/new-years-resolutions-for-hiking-day-2/).

Today we have 2 Resolutions for your list: Go On A Long Distance Hike Without Quitting Your Job and Start A Trail Journal.

Are you excited? Are you intringued? Let’s go, team!

This is a great time of year to reflect and set new goals. Let’s make 2016 our best year yet!

Enjoy! See you on the trails!

Go on a long distance hike – without quitting your job:

If you can string together enough vacation time to get away for week or two, get your calendar ready! We have some great trip ideas that will fit your time frame and are different than the usual recommendations.

mariposaThe type of journeys I enjoy doing in this time frame are different than the usual suspects of the Long Trail, the John Muir Trail or the Wonderland Trail. I prefer trails a little more off the beaten path…or perhaps have no path at all.Here’s some suggestions that may work for people in a similar position.

One Week

The nearly 100 mile long Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains of Utah,  commonly called the Uinta Highline Trail, takes in glacier carved valleys, is within striking distance of the highest point in Utah and starts in the sage brush and traverses through alpine terrain.

The trail itself is not defined in many areas and does require a person to pay attention to the terrain ahead of them.  But the rewards of hiking this relatively unused wilderness area, other than Kings Peak itself, are excellent.  A memorable adventure for anyone.

 

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