Las Cruces, New Mexico (where we took a morning hike at Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, pictured below) to Tucson, Arizona (where we met up with one of my friends I haven’t seen since junior high and her partner)
279 miles (2,781 of 3,198 total miles (87.0% of the total trip))
31°F to 79°F
Where we ate:
Miles Remaining: 417
Well, we did it.
On a chilly, overcast morning a week after the autumnal equinox, we hit the trail with the tallest member of our family for our fifty-second walk.
On the autumnal equinox, in 85-degree, sunny weather, we took our fifty-first weekly walk. For the first time, we forgot hats.
We hiked our fiftieth hike twelve weeks after the summer solstice. Only two more to go until we’ve finished the full year, and only one more until astronomical autumn (unless we hike late this week, in which case number fifty was our last summer hike).
On Labor Day, eleven weeks after the summer solstice, we took an afternoon family hike, my spouse, the two kids, and me.
Ten weeks after the summer solstice, we took our friend Linda hiking again.
Nine weeks after the summer solstice, and it’s still summer, although the season seems to be growing a little stale.
Eight weeks after the summer solstice, we took my sister for a walk.
Seven weeks after the summer solstice, and we’re back to full-on drought.
Six weeks after the summer solstice, and we got to hike in the