Welcome to Walking to Somewhere, a virtual hike for writers and others trying to fit walking into their busy lives. We walk individually in our own lives but plot our mileage against a common goal to give each other group support and encouragement.
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We're currently (as of 1 March 2008) hiking the Appalachian Trail, which runs from the top of Springer Mountain in Georgia to the top of Mt. Katahdin in Maine, a distance of about 2175 miles, not counting getting off Katahdin at the end. Here's a map and overview of the trail. We'll have a progress marker where we can track our mileage, and periodically we'll have "virtual campfires" where we can roast marshmallows, share progress, and tell ghost stories.
So...how this works...
You can count anything that you do under human power, you just have to be able to measure it. This means you can walk, cycle, row, whatever. Outside or on a gym machine. Track your progress in miles; it'll be easiest if we're all working on the same frame. (The information bar includes a pointer to a kilometers-to-miles converter if you need one.)
Every day, whoever's ready to tally up first creates a post with their mileage for the day, and the rest can post in comments. Doesn't matter who. Everyone here has author privileges; it's a group blog. We don't have to check in daily, but I'd guess two or three times a week might be the minimum to keep inspired. I'd suggest we post our progress as today's miles/ miles so far/ total goal.
We're going to post in photos when we can locate ones that show where we are, so watch for those!