I didn’t start hiking until May of this year, but here are my totals –
Miles hiked: 77.9
Feet of elevation ascended: 25,881
48 NH 4,000-footers summited: 9
52 WAV summited: 4
Mountains summited: 18 (of those, 13 were solo)
Overnight backpacking nights: 1
And to give that 25,881 feet some perspective, the Empire State Building (including antenna) is 1,454 feet high. So I climbed the height of the Empire State Building (including antenna) 17.8 times.
Just to entertain myself, I am tracking my miles versus what that would mean if I hiked the same distance on the AT and also what it corresponds with on the walk to Mordor (http://home.insightbb.com/~eowynchallenge/Walk/walk.html). 77.9 miles on the AT would mean I made it to the Georgia-North Carolina State Line and to the Bonfire Glade on the way to Mordor.
Prior to the end of this year, I thought I might have 75 as a goal for next year, but since I hit that, I guess I should up the number.
Achievable Goals for 2019 –
Miles hiked: 100
Let’s do this.