Cheraw State Park marks the end of the trail for me for 2015, so it is time for what has become an annual tradition: my year-end reflection post! In my first year with my mom in glory, I had a rather prolific year on the trail. I hiked 52 new trails totaling over 141 miles. Both of those numbers are all-time highs for me. I hiked in 16 different states including 2 new states: Connecticut and Rhode Island. I only have 13 states to go now to get all 50 of them.
I should get off to a fast start in 2016: I am scheduled to go down to Baton Rouge to do some bayou hiking in January. Normally I would take that trip in December, but some nuances in the academic calendar at my university force me to take it in January. [I am a full-time math professor, after all :)] I also tentatively have trips planned to eastern North Carolina, northern California, and central Ohio this coming year. Hopefully I will get a couple of new states on my way out to California; that's one advantage to driving rather than flying.
See you on the trail in 2016!
David, aka the Mathprofhiker