This post is not technology related, so feel free to ignore.
For those that know me or follow me on Twitter, know that I enjoy the outdoors and hiking. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our family would normally go on several hikes a year, usually when there is a long holiday weekend or during the winter break season.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, I came to learn that my buddy Sunny Dua was doing a fun challenge with his son, 30 hikes in a 30 days (IIRC) and I thought that was such a great idea! I figure I would slowly ease my daughter into hiking, especially as she was much younger than Sunny's son. With that, I started hiking with my daughter (late July), doing one hike every Sunday and see where it goes.
As you can see from the tweet below, we really enjoyed our time together and she also reached an amazing milestone concluding 2020 with 20 hikes, totaling 100+miles!
🥳🎉 👏 Super proud of #kinderlam & her major accomplishment today! What an awesome way to end 2020 💪
Total Hikes: 20 (Late July to today)
Total Miles: 103.3 miles
Longest Hike: 12.5 miles
Most Hikes in Week: 4
Most Miles in Week: 30.6 miles
Highest Elevation: 2,500 ft pic.twitter.com/4a8ZlJttrU
— William Lam (@*protected email*) (@lamw) December 29, 2020
During this time, I also kept a log of all the trails that we had completed and potential trails for the future, especially with so many options within the Bay Area. I have shared this list with friends and colleagues looking for hiking options and I realize I should probably just make it public for anyone that might be interested in checking out a new hike if you live in area or visiting.
Hiking Trails: https://github.com/lamw/hiking
As you can see, we have continued with this tradition (time permitting) and will continue to update the list of trails that we complete as a family.
Total Hikes: 66 (278.67 miles)
2020: 20 (103.3 miles)
2021: 20 (72.09 miles)
2022: 26 (103.28 miles)
Fred Hendrix says
Thank you for taking the time to post your hikes. I expect to be in California in the fall so I look forward to hiking some of the same trails.
David K. Lee says
This warms my heart. My little girl was not a whole lot older than yours when I started reading your blog ~2009. Now she's 29 and living in the city north of the Panhandle - a long way from Raleigh. I love going on hikes with her still. Mt Tam and Angel Island were my faves out there. Take care William, enjoy these years!
William Lam says
Thanks for comment David and glad to hear you're still hiking with your daughter! I hope we'll also be hiking together when she's older 🙂 We've done Angel Island before when she was super young and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially on a clear day when you can see all three bridges. Hoping to take family there this summer and I've also got Mt. Tam on my to-do list