NOTE: It seems to depend on how you count your steps some of you count ALL steps in the day while others only count steps done as exercise rather than general living steps So if you count ALL steps then do Day 7 steps but if you only count exercise steps- you may rest on Day 7 Either way Day 7 does not count towards goodies!!
However in Groups 2 and 3 ONLY Just to cause even more confusion what you could do if you need to have a REST day on one day mid week take it but then you MUST use Day 7 steps as catch up !! As long as 6 days are recorded and you have posted a description of the trail you can claim a goodie
Group 1 you have rest days anyway!!
To complete the Rocky Mountains Challenge Week 2, you will need to walk (regular or treadmill), chair march, run, or use a combo of all each day
whatever works best way for you
No matter what method you choose, you NEED TO COUNT YOUR STEPS. Remember, you dont have to do the steps all at once, you can do them over the course of the day, but they MUST be done during that particular day. And you are allowed to catch up if you fall behind.
IMPORTANT: There is one rule to this challenge you may NOT go ahead in the trail no matter how many steps you take in the day, ONLY the stated, allowed number of steps are to count towards the challenge extra steps should be recorded as well, but as sightseeing steps!!!
Since there are so many of us of various levels of ability and mobility, I have decided to have 4 groups of walkers. Please SELECT the GROUP that best suits your ability, but in making a selection, remember this should challenge your own ability.
GROUP 1 limit to under 800 steps daily for the whole 8 weeks. Suitable for those who are just starting
GROUP 2 Suitable for those who are more capable and have been either walking or chair marching for a time
GROUP 3 Suitable for those who walk long distances in comfort
GROUP 4 - Suitable for Wheelchair/non-walking members ONLY
Every day this week morning
1 Rock your feet back and forth heal, toe, heal, toe etc one foot at a time or both feet together for 1 min ( or 2 x 30 sec)
2 Box with your arms , punching out in front of you as hard as you can for as long as you can
OR (instead of boxing) if you have an arm cycle do as much as you can for as long as you can
Every day this week afternoon Repeat the morning exercises
ALL GROUPS - Extra steps you do are to be logged as exploring or sightseeing
You do not have to be in the same group this week as last week BUT . Do not change GROUPS during the week
NOTE: Once you have selected your group and you start the Challenge, you come to THIS thread and POST at least ONCE in the week . If you come more often please GO TO YOUR OWN PERSONAL COMMENT and EDIT your comment with the new information. Remember to:
1) STATE THE GROUP YOU ARE IN
2) TELL US the NUMBER OF STEPS YOU HAVE COMPLETED
3) TELL US HOW YOU ARE GETTING ON: what you saw on the way, whether you are getting to the camp sites, what you saw on the way, what you had for food, and whether you are enjoying the trek!!
NOTE:.You will only be eligible to claim a Goodie if you post at least once in the week and complete all your weekly steps!!
If you would prefer to write a blog on your Week 3 Trek adventures please do so BUT please let me know when you have done this so that I can read it
Starting at The Kawuneeche Visitor Center Trek to Bear Lake Trail Head along Continental Divide National Scenic Trail - 12miles www.protrails.com/trail.php?trailID=43
Day 1 (Group 1 300 steps Group 2 1000 steps, Group 3 2000 steps)
Starting early this morning we leave the Kawuneeche Visitor Centre and wander along Tonahutu Creek watching the rising sun throw shadows on the ripples. No-one risks touching the water though as its very cold.
We will stop for lunch on the picturesque banks of the Creek, before wandering on to our camp set up at the junction of the Green Mountain Trek and The Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.
Trail notes and pictures for your interest rockymountainnationalpark.com/images/ragin
Day 2 ( Group 1 400 steps Group 2 800 Steps Group 3 - 1600 steps)
Today, and for the next couple of days we will walk a section of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The trail actually goes for 3,100 miles (5,000km) from Mexico to Canada en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Divide_T
for your interest
The views are awesome, Tonight we will camp at Granite Falls
Day 3 (Group 1 500 steps Group 2 - 1400 steps Group 3 2500 steps)
Continuing along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail we are struck by the magnificent views. Tonight we will camp for 2 nights within sight of the Sprague Glacier, so rug up warmly!! www.summitpost.org/sprague-glacier-and-rai
for your interest
Day 4 (Group 1 Rest - Group 2 1500 steps Group 3 3500 steps)
Some of our party decide to rest, and others go to investigate the Glacier and have great fun on the icy snow!!
Day 5 (Group 1 500 steps Group 2 1400 steps Group 3 2300 steps
Todays trek is fairly short but fairly hard as we are climbing to our camp site at Flattop Mountain, which has an altitude of 12324ft. We will be camping in a protected area below the summit!!
Even though we are all finding the trek hard going we still admire the magnificent views www.hillhaus.com/index.php/2005/09
for your interest
Day 6 (Group 1 -400 steps Group 2 - 1500 steps Group 3 3000 steps
Today we have an easier day trekking downhill to reach Bear Lake
Day 7 (Group 1 300 steps Group 2 1000 steps, Group 3 2000 steps)
Today some of us need to rest and others choose to do the walk round Bear Lake before our transport picks us up to take us the next starting point for trek 6www.mountaindrama.com/Hikes/BearLake/BearL
When you have completed this trek and done the required number of steps for your group dont forget to claim a goodie from me (Sparkmail is best please)