Tuesday, December 14, 2010

update: starting January 1

Cross-posted to Cowgirl in New England


I'm not sure how many people are in on this -- November was a bad time to suggest starting, what with NaNoWriMo and all. And now the holidays are upon us.

But we did decide that instead of keeping separate tallies, we're going to count as a group. So each person's individual daily total will be added to collective mileage. This will accomplish two things:

1. Make it possible to finish the Pacific Crest trail in only a year or two

2. Make sure the slower walkers don't get left behind to straggle in by themselves. I know this discouraged several people last time.

2a. Also, people will be able to join whenever they want to.

I need to track down maps and locate or write an appropriate widget. Shouldn't be too much work if I can find time to do it in the next couple of weeks.

6 comments:

Erin Hartshorn said...

I'm in! I've got 20k to work up to, after all. Have to start somewhere. ;-)

Margaret said...

I'm in. I wasn't actually aware we'd started :p. Nose to the grindstone and all. But I track my mileage for myself, so should I add in November's distance? I can't say that I'll be getting much now.

Bonnie said...

You can post your mileage but we won't officially start until I get the widget up and running :D

Margaret said...

ah, then I'll wait on the official start. Just poke me please :).

Bonnie said...

Yeah, I'll post in the usual places and send mail to the people I know are in.

I think I'm going to try to set it up in a somewhat similar manner to the Forward Motion word counts, with both personal and group status bars, so people who want to keep count individually can do so as well. The question is finding the time :p

Jean said...

I plan to participate.