Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Great Hiking Plan

Here's the general plan for upcoming snowshoe/hiking outings. I've got dates assigned for each outing and will be happy to e-mail you the detailed plan if you'd like to join me for any/all of the hikes. My e-mail is: hansenchristie@yahoo.com.

January
Mouth of Green Canyon / Bunchgrass to White Pine Creek Trail

February
Blind Hollow Trail / Jardine Juniper

March
The Wind Caves / climb to the reflectors on the East mountains

April
The Crimson Trail / Preston Valley to Beirdneau trail

May
Green Canyon to Mt. Elmer trail / Willow Creek to Little Cottonwood Creek loop

June
Richards Hollow trail / High Creek trail

July
Bloomington Lake / Tony Grove to Wood Camp Hollow

August
Mt. Naomi / Cherry Creek Canyon trail

September 12th
The Wellsville Cone via Deep Canyon trail

And here's the pitch I e-mailed to the Herald Journal this morning. Think they'll go for it? (I'll let you know.)

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Dear Editor (personalized, of course)

This year I’m planning to go on two showshoe/hiking outings each month in training to climb the Wellsville Mountains in early September. I’ll be blogging about this experience but also thought that your readers might enjoy reading about the hiking exploits of a fairly average overweight homemaker.

I’m using my 2004 edition of Cache Trails as a starting point but also plan to utilize the folks at the Cache Ranger District and USGS maps.

Last year you featured the fitness stories of three men who were trying to lose weight. As a HJ reader, I found it personally motivating. Maybe my quest to conquer the Wellsvilles could serve a similar function for other readers. I’m referring to the Wellsville hike as my personal Everest, and the great thing about making them a part of a fitness goal is that I can look out my window and see them every day. Believe it or not, I’m even open to tracking my weight and fitness stats in the pages of the Herald Journal. (If Oprah can share her weight on national television, I can share mine in my local paper.)

This may be a good fit for your Health page or Thursday’s Outdoor section. I’m open to either option and would be happy to provide you with twice-a-month articles and photos. Of course I also realize that reduced frequency may be an easier fit for your editorial plans.

Let me know if you’re interested.

9 comments:

Suko said...

I hope they're interested. Sounds like a great way to hike your way to fitness and become a local celebrity!

Flashlight Girl said...

If they don't make you an offer, they are dumber than I think! The Logan Liar has always held a place of rankle in my heart. . . Hopefully their editorial staff will recognize the gem they've been offered! The hike plan looks amazing! Are you going to be snowshoeing the winter hikes?

Christie said...

Flashlight Girl, yes, I will be snowshoeing the winter hikes. I have two pair -- one for me, and one for a friend. First come, first served! For the mouth of Green Canyon the snow may be packed enough that I won't need to wear the snowshoes. That's my hope. I'll keep you posted.

Allie's Antics said...

What an amazing person you are! We saw lots of "snow-shoers" up the canyon today as we went skiing. I would love to try it sometime. The problem is adequately dressing. I will need to figure out the proper layering technique. I would love to read about you in the paper! I hope they go for it.

Flashlight Girl said...

One for a friend? You're torturing me! Stupid, stupid knee!

Photomom said...

I want to be your official photographer -K? My photos have never been published in the Herald before. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that they feature you. FYI to those interested. USU rents snowshoes at the Nelson Field house for a great deal. I think it is less than $5/day.

Photomom said...

I want to be your official photographer -K? My photos have never been published in the Herald before. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that they feature you. FYI to those interested. USU rents snowshoes at the Nelson Field house for a great deal. I think it is less than $5/day.

izgo101 said...
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izgo101 said...

Wow, that is a lot... hey do you think i could i could get a blog of my own... Ashley has one and sammy is getting one....