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Austin Explorer
#1 Posted : Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:29:09 PM(UTC)
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I thought I'd start a new thread for hiking challenges being held in 2017. This first challenge can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere. It's not limited to trails or parks within a given geographic area. The 52 Hike Challenge merely requires you get out and do 52 hikes in a year. It doesn't seem to be tied to a specific calendar year, so you're free to maintain any starting point you like. But the forum thread is year based, so if I elect to go with this one that's probably the start and end dates I'll use.

52 Hike Challenge

There is a FAQ page that gives some of the rules. Their definition of a "hike" is fairly lenient, so it's approachable by even rank beginners.
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#2 Posted : Saturday, January 14, 2017 2:09:08 AM(UTC)
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Here's another challenge that I've mentioned in the past that is back for 2017, the East Bay Regional Park District Trails Challenge 2017. To complete this challenge one needs to hike either 5 trails and/or 26.2 miles at one of the 20 parks highlighted in the challenge guidebook.

There is a December 1st deadline for the challenge and those who complete the challenge will receive a commemorative pin.

EB Regional Parks Trail Challenge 2017 Logo
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#3 Posted : Monday, January 23, 2017 12:25:53 PM(UTC)
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The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a 100 miles in 100 days challenge. This one even has options for participation by mountain bikers and horseback riders. No information on the reward for the hoses involved.

The bad part is, you don't have much time. Program started last November and ends February 8th. Get going!
Robert
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#4 Posted : Monday, February 06, 2017 2:20:59 PM(UTC)
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More publicity about the East Bay Regional Parks trail challenge. And apparently, this has been going on for 24 years.

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#5 Posted : Monday, February 13, 2017 7:48:42 PM(UTC)
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And another challenge. Hike 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail and become eligible for a patch.



The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4,600 miles long, so 100 miles only represents around 2% of its full length. Apparently, last year 5,000 attempted the challenge with 1,500 completing it. This challenge started with the calendar year, so hit the trail!
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#6 Posted : Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:25:06 AM(UTC)
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And another challenge. Hike 100 miles on the North Country National Scenic Trail and become eligible for a patch.



The North Country National Scenic Trail is 4,600 miles long, so 100 miles only represents around 2% of its full length. Apparently, learn how to bet on baseball last year 5,000 attempted the challenge with 1,500 completing it. This challenge started with the calendar year, so hit the trail!


Really great challenges. Thanks a lot for fresh news.

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