52 Trail Challenge Week One

Hanging Lake (& Spouting Rock), Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

52 trailheads in 52 weeks (#nndt52in52)

“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” – Theodor (Dr.) Seuss Geisel

A bit of a disclaimer: I have no idea what I am doing. I started Never Not Doing Things™ with the simple goal of pushing myself to do more things, and (maybe) inspire/help a few people to do the same. That’s it. Fast forward 2+ years and we are on Meetup in Colorado and New York, as well as live globally on Facebook, Instagram & Slack over 10,000 active people, inspiring/helping one another to achieve…But, rest assured: I am just along for the ride.“I have no idea what I am doing” – me
So here we are. 2019 is upon us and I have challenged myself to 52 trails in 52 weeks. I have also asked the same of you. I set up the Instagram hashtag #nndt52in52 for us all to share our progress when we can (prizes for best picture!). To help each of us #InspireChange in one another. I will also be logging my progress here. I will bring you pics and links to the great trails and scenes i encounter along the way.
Disclaimer #2: I am committing to 52 trails this year…I do, though, have a full time job (in addition to this) and am a single parent to two small children. I may not hit 1 a week, I may not blog every one, they may not all be barn burners…but I am aiming at 52 by 2020. Also, I will be looking for guest bloggers to fill in gaps when i am unavailable to update.

Hanging Lake/Spouting Rock

This was a fantastic, scenic trail. I hiked it with my friend, and wonderful landscape photographer Sandra (@sgeve06 on IG, please follow). Difficulty was moderate with a good deal of exertion, though I can’t really imagine doing it without my Kahtoola MICROspikes (note: I was not paid to endorse, just live by them). Other than that, pretty standard with fantastic wintery scenes, lots of great ice formations, two waterfalls (one completely frozen over, one active that I could get behind) and some nice frozen lakes…all of which I think are represented nicely below. Hanging Lake is the main trail, Spouting Rock is about a 5 minute extension at the end, but well worth it.
52in52 CONTEST…Post your favorite hike photos/vids from this year to Instagram and tag @nevernotdoingthings and use the hashtag #nndt52in52 and I will pick a winner in December to receive an #REI gift card.
Mini Contest…comment below with your favorite hike pics/vids from whenever (and let us know where you are from) and I will pick someone to send an #Amazon gift card to.
Some stuff you should check out:Hanging Lake on AllTrails: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/colorado/hanging-lake

Sandra on Instagram: @sgeve06

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So 1 down, 51 to go…what am I getting myself into.

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