Roundup of my 2020 backpacking trips

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My four-day final trip of the year brought my annual total to 28 nights out in the wilderness, with a total of 216 miles, and 20,500 ft of elevation hiked.

Not an overly impressive set of figures, but considering the year’s events, not too bad either. I exceeded my nights out goal of 24 nights, and I missed my mileage goal of 240 miles by just 24 miles.

I visited six wildernesses in fifteen trips and completed hiking all of the trails in four of them (Devil’s Backbone, Hercules Glades, Paddy Creek, Berryman Trail).

  • Piney Creek (Three times)
  • Paddy Creek (Twice)
  • Bell Mountain (Once)
  • Devil’s Backbone Wilderness (Once)
  • Hercules Glades (Seven times! — I think I hiked over 94 miles here)
  • BerrymanTrail (Once)

My first trip was January 5-7 and my last, December 26-29. To do this I drove some 2,116 miles. That’s over 40 hours of driving. No wonder Dance Monkey is stuck in my head.

Despite everything, it’s been a good year. I’ll take that.

One thought on “Roundup of my 2020 backpacking trips

  1. Josh

    That is an impressive and very detailed roundup of your 2020 backpacking trips. 2020 was a difficult year for many things but hopefully 2021 will be better and allow more freedoms to do the things we enjoy. I have followed your blog the past couple years and I always enjoy reading your adventures. Please keep posting updates as I know you will. Thank you, Josh!


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