For the second time over the past 5 years that I have decided to have a different trail challenge to help motivate me to get a little ski time in, especially when I’m doing a little traveling. During my last challenge, I skied trails as far west as the rim of the Grand Canyon, and as far east as the Biathlon trails of Oberhof, Germany.
For this challenge, I’m not planning on Europe or the far west, but know that there are many more than 50 possibilities within the areas I will be traveling. Like my previous challenge, I plan to roller ski 50 different trails or routes before the start of the 2019-2020 ski season. With Pennsylvania being home, it will probably lead my list of trails skied. Tentative plans will also get me to roll along trails in Ohio, Michigan, New York, and Maryland.
I feel a challenge like this is one of many that can help get one out the door, into the great outdoors, on a day where one may consider just hanging out. Other similar challenges that I’ve had friends do biking, hiking, and running include 100 mile challenges where one does short day hikes on a longer trail, accumulating miles of the trail. Another is to do a virtual trip, where one does there favorite outdoor activity and mark the distance on some dream journey on a map. It could be a trip across a state, country, or along a mountain ridge or river. The important thing… get outside and enjoy.