Tucson, Arizona (where we took a morning hike at Saguaro National Park, pictured below) to San Diego, California, our destination for this road trip. Distance: 417 miles (3,198 of 3,198 total miles (100% of the total trip)) Driving Time: 6 hours Temperature Range: 47°F to 77°F (then back down to 63°F and foggy by theContinue reading “Corner-to-Corner Road Trip: Day 8”
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) Distance: 279 miles (2,781 of 3,198 total miles (87.0% of the total trip)) Driving Time: 4Continue reading “Corner-to-Corner Road Trip: Day 7”
Abilene, Texas, to Las Cruces, New Mexico (where chilies are a very popular ingredient and where they also have cool public sculpture, like “Eagle Man” pictured below) Distance: 497 miles (2502 of 3,198* total miles (78.2% of the total trip)) Driving Time: 7 hours Temperature Range: 30°F to 55°F Where we ate: Dragonfly Miles Remaining:Continue reading “Corner-to-Corner Road Trip: Day 6”
Jackson, Tennessee to Hot Springs, Arkansas (where we visited Hot Springs National Park) Distance: 273 miles (1,528 of 3,156 total miles (48.4% of the total trip)) Driving Time: 4 hours Temperature Range: 5°F to 25°F Where we ate: Bubba Brew’s Brewing Company Spa City Taproom Miles Remaining: 1,628
Northeast Ohio to Jackson, Tennessee (where we had catfish, po’boys, and steak for dinner) Distance: 634 miles (1,255 of 3,156 total miles (39.8% of the total trip)) Driving Time: 10 hours (including two rest stops) Temperature Range: -2°F to 26°F Where we ate: Redbone’s Grill and Bar Miles Remaining: 1,901
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.