After much hemming and hawing, my friend Molly and I have committed to attempting (ha) to hike 60 hikes within 60 miles of San Francisco within 6 months (from the 60 hikes within 60 miles series). Thought process went something (or exactly) like this:
me: so i am trying to start a blog
me: just so i can learn how to set up a website
but i need a blogging topic
Molly: about what?
me: maybe i should pick up a new hobby and blog about that
Molly: hmm, what hobby?
me: i dont know
want to join me?
my friend has a blog about cooking with beer
sure, i’ll hobby with you
me: ok cool
now we just need to find a hobby
Molly: that would be awesome
us trying to learn how to rollerskate
me: we could start…rock climbing?
Molly: ooh, i love baking
baking things from our garden?
on roller skates?
Molly: while rock climbing?
Molly: we could try hula hooping
trapezing or something random
me: that could be cool
that’s the only problem
me: my friend says free diving
Molly: where would we do that here?
me: i have no idea
Molly: i’m not free diving in the bay
me: aw hell no
theres nothing ot see anyway
me: start a band?
Molly: what can you play?
i’m pretty terrible
i’ve only ever played a little piano
me: i can play the flute
or i could
Molly: learn how to play an instrument?
me: i bet youd rock on the tambo
Molly: i could do tambo
chrissy should be our lead singer
i want to sing too
Molly: i’ll be backup
me: we can be a trio!
Molly: man, who would ever come see us
Molly: we could do all 60 of these hikes
best hikes san francisco
that is a totally fantastic idea
Molly: i’m sure we can get lots of people to join us for some of them
me: there’s a pair of hiking shoes i wanted to get at sports basement
let’s do it!!
Update: after looking at our work schedules, Molly and I concluded that it is unlikely that we will complete all of these hikes before early June. In an attempt to maintain our original goal, we will most likely be replacing a few of the original hikes with a few urban hikes.