The Next 100, In Record Time

I had originally titled this post to be more about running, but running wasn’t a thing for me most of the summer. And then I just started to get back into in North Carolina when – bam! – major injury number three for the year that has me grounded yet again. I’d give up permanently at this point if I didn’t have a running vacation across Patagonia coming up in March. At least there were plenty of options fitness options in North Carolina too. Here’s what I’ve been up to the last 5 weeks: 11 Lagree classes, 5 Cyclebar classes, 1 Orange Theory class, 5 home workouts, and – pre-injury – 4 road runs, 2 trail runs and 5 hikes. Those hikes neatly round out the end of this list of 100 and the next batch will begin in Georgia.

This is first time I managed to complete my 100 unique hikes in less than a year. Quite a bit less, actually. The first hike on this list I did on December 12, 2020 and the last one on October 24. It’s fun to look back at this list and see all the places I’ve been on my crazy permanent road trip life.

  • Blue Bend Recreation Area (Anthony, WV), Blue Bend Loop
  • New River Gorge National River (Brooks, WV), Gwinn Ridge Trail
  • Babcock State Park (Clifftop, WV), Old Sewell Road
  • George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, (Eagle Rock, VA), Roaring Run Loop
  • Sandstone Falls (Shady Spring, WV), Island Loop Trail
  • Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area (Seneca Rocks, WV), Seneca Rocks Loop

January 2021

  • Wolf River Preserve (Delisle, MS), Bells Ferry Nature Trail
  • Buccaneer State Park (Waveland, MS), Pirate’s Alley Nature Trail
  • McLeod State Park (Kiln, MS), Nature Trail
  • Bethel Mountain Bike Trail (Saucier, MS), Briar Patch and Couch Trails
  • POW Camp Recreation Area (Saucier, MS), Tuxachanie Hiking Trail

February 2021

  • Natchez Trace (Coles Creek, MS), Potkopinu Trail
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), West Mountain Trail
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), Mountain Top Trail
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), Sunset Trail
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), Oak Trail and Canyon Trail
  • Lake Catherine State Park (Hot Springs, AR), Falls Branch Trail
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), Gulpha Gorge, Goat Rock, and Oertel Trails
  • Hot Springs National Park (Hot Springs, AR), Upper Dogwood Trail and Hot Springs Mountain Trail
  • Lake Ouachita National Forest (Royal, AR), Lake Ouachita Vista Trail

March 2021

  • Pinnacle Mountain State Park (Roland, AR), Rocky Valley Trail
  • Lake Ouachita State Park (Mountain Pine, AR), Caddo Bend Trail
  • Ozark Highlands Trail (Ozone, AR) some segment of it
  • Tucson Mountain Park (Tucson, AZ), Golden Gate Trail and Gates Pass Trail

April 2021

  • Sabino Canyon Recreation Area (Tucson, AZ), Phone Line Trail
  • Rincon Mountain Wilderness (Cochise County, AZ), unmarked trail (❤️Trotsky is here❤️)
  • Saguaro National Park East (Tucson, AZ), Wildhorse Trail
  • Tortolita Mountain Park (Marana, AZ), Lower Javelina, Alamo Springs, and Wild Mustang Trails
  • Tucson Mountain Park (Tucson, AZ), Rock Wren and Starr Pass Trails
  • Mt. Lemmon (Tucson, AZ), Molino Basin Trail
  • Lost Dutchman State Park (Apache Junction, AZ), Treasure Loop Trail
  • South Mountain Park and Preserve (Phoenix, AZ), National, Mormon Loop, and Midlife Crisis Trails
  • Saguaro National Park West (Tucson, AZ), Ringtail, Picture Rocks Wash, and Ironwood Forest Trails
  • Saguaro National Park East (Tucson, AZ), Douglas Spring Trail
  • Saguaro National Park West (Tucson, AZ), Hugh Norris Trail

May 2021

  • Mule Mountains (Bisbee, AZ), North Tombstone Canyon Trail
  • Honeybee Canyon Park (Oro Valley, AZ), Honeybee Canyon Loop
  • Picacho State Park, (Pinal County, AZ), Calloway Trail
  • Cerbat Recreation Area (Kingman, AZ), Monolith Gardens Loop
  • Grimes Point Archaeological Area (Fallon, NV), Hidden Cave Loop
  • Steens Mountain Wilderness (New Princeton, OR), Pike Creek Trail
  • Painted Hills Unit (John Day Fossil Beds, OR), Carroll Rim, Overlook, Leaf Hill, Red Scar Knoll, and Painted Cove trails
  • Ochoco National Forest (Mitchell, OR), Barnhouse trail
  • Sheep Rock Unit (John Day Fossil Beds, OR), Flood of Fire, Blue Basin Overlook, Island in Time, and River Trails
  • Mill Creek Wilderness (Prineville, OR), Steins Pillar Trail
  • Smith Rock State Park (Terrebonne, OR), Misery Ridge and River Trail
  • Cline Falls State Park (Redmond, OR), Cline Falls Overlook Trail
  • Ochoco National Forest (Prineville, OR), Round Mountain North Trail
  • Malheur National Forest (Prairie City, OR), Strawberry Lake and Falls Trail
  • Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (Baker City, OR), Full Loop trail and Rut Access Trail
  • Wallowa-Whitman National Forest (Haines, OR), Dutch Flat Creek Trail
  • Ochoco National Forest (Prineville, OR), Wildcat Trail North

June 2021

  • Barnes Butte (Prineville, OR), Barnes Butte Trail
  • Mt. Hood (Rhododendron, OR), Ramona Falls Trail
  • Mt. Hood (Government Camp, OR), Mirror Lake Trail
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (Whiskeytown, CA), Davis Gulch
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (Drakesbad, CA), Cluster Lakes Loop Trail
  • Shasta County (Redding, CA), Chamise Peak
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest (Mt. Shasta, CA), Black Butte
  • Castle-Crags State Park (Castella, CA), Castle Dome via PCT to Crags Trail

July 2021

  • Trinity-Alps Wilderness (Covington Mill, CA), Four Lakes Loop
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest (McCloud, CA), McCloud Waterfalls Trail
  • Humboldt Redwoods State Park (Redcrest, CA), Drury-Chaney Trail
  • Trinity-Alps Wilderness (Dedrick, CA), Canyon Creek Lakes Trail
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (Drakesbad, CA), Bumpass Hell Trail
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (Drakesbad, CA), Lassen Peak
  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest (McCloud, CA), MT. SHASTA (14K FEET)
  • San Juan National Forest (Silverton, CO), Spencer Peak
  • Uncompahgre National Forest, (Lake City, CO), Uncompahgre Peak (14K FEET)
  • San Juan National Forest (Silverton, CO), Nancy’s Grassy Peak
  • San Juan Mountains (Silverton, CO), Silver Mine Trail
  • Uncompahgre National Forest (Ridgeway, CO), Blue Lakes

August 2021

  • San Juan Mountains (Lake City, CO), Sunshine Peak northwest face
  • San Juan Mountains (Silverton, CO), Howardsville to Middleton Trail
  • San Juan Mountains (Silverton, CO), Animas river trail run (Route 22)
  • San Juan National Forest (Silverton, CO), Highland Mary Lake Loop
  • San Juan Mountains (Lake City, CO), Redcloud and Sunshine Peaks (14K FEET)
  • Uncompahgre National Forest, (Silverton, CO), Columbine Lake Trail
  • Uncompahgre National Forest, (Ouray, CO), Mt. Sneffels (14K FEET)
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area (Gunnison, CO), Dillon Pinnacles Trail
  • Gunnison National Forest (Monarch Pass, CO), Waterdog Lakes Trail
  • San Isabel National Forest (Nathrop, CO), Mt Antero (14K FEET)
  • Durmitor National Park (MONTENEGRO), Black Lake hike
  • Durmitor National Park (MONTENEGRO), Uvita Greda climb/hike
  • Biogradska Gora National Park (MONTENEGRO), Biogradska Gora Lake hike

September 2021

  • Vrmac Peninsula (MONTENEGRO), unnamed hike
  • Lovcen National Park (MONTENEGRO), unnamed hike
  • Dinarides/Dinaric Alps (MONTENEGRO), Starcevitsa Serpentine
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Gaitlinburg, Tennessee), Alum Cave and Cliff Tops Trails
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Wears Valley, Tennessee), Metcalf Bottom and Walker Sisters Homestead Trails
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Wears Valley, Tennessee), Miegs Creek Trail
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Townsend, Tennessee), Whiteoak Sinks and Schoolhouse Gap Trails
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Townsend, Tennessee), Middle Prong Trail
  • Blue Ridge Mountains (Waynesville, North Carolina), Waterrock Knob and Browning Knob Trail
  • Pilot Mountain State Park (Pinnacle, North Carolina), Pilot Creek Trail

October 2021

  • Pilot Mountain State Park (Pinnacle, North Carolina), Corridor Trail
  • Hanging Rock State Park (Danbury, North Carolina), Wolf Rock, Cook’s Wall, Magnolia Springs, and Moore’s Knob Loop trails
  • Boone’s Cave State Park (Lexington, North Carolina), just about all the trails (they are very short)
  • Lake Norman State Park (Troutman, North Carolina), Lakeshore Trail
  • Reedy Creek Park (Charlotte, North Carolina), Dragonfly Pond, Robinson Rock House, and Big Oak Trails

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