2020 Backpacking Year Summary

My annual total for 2020 was 28 nights, 216 miles, and 20,500 ft of elevation. Not an overly impressive set of figures, but considering the year’s events, not too bad either. I exceeded my nights out goal of 24 nights, and I missed my mileage goal of 240 miles by just 24 miles. I visited six wildernesses in fifteen trips and completed hiking all of the trails in four of them. My first trip was January 5-7 and my last December 26-29. To do this I drove some 2,116 miles. That’s over 40 hours of driving. No wonder Dance Monkey is stuck in my head.

Despite everything else that has been going on (i.e. the pandemic), it’s been a good year. I’ll take that.

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