You'll be able to sign up for the Challenge later today!
Saturday, June 23-- Devil's Hall
Sunday, June 24-- Smith Springs
Sunday, July 1--McKittrick Canyon to Pratt Cabin
|Lazy Cow Trail, Franklin Mountains. Abby will lead a "Couch Potato Hike" |
on June 23rd for anyone wanting to get out in the Franklins, regardless of experience!
|Prickly Pear, Franklin Mountains|
One Foot in Front of the Other: What's your favorite hike?
|Scenic Trail, Franklin Mountains|
One Foot in Front of the Other:What advice do you have for folks who are just thinking about getting started with hiking or fitness in general?
Abby Austin:Enjoy the trail. There is only so much of America that we can see from the highway.
|McKittrick Canyon Trail in Guadalupe Mountains National Park|
One Foot in Front of the Other:You’re going to be leading a “Couch Potato Hike” in Franklin Mountains State Park as part of the launch weekend for the Peak Fitness Challenge. Can you tell us about that hike, the trail, and what participants can expect?
Abby Austin:The Lazy Cow Hike and Bike Trail will be the trail we hike for the Couch Potato Hike. It’s located in the northeast section of the park, and it’s a favorite among mountain bikers, so the trail is well worn and comfortable to walk. The hardest part of the hike is at the very beginning as we will hike to the trailhead which has a slight uphill grade. The rest of the trail is flat, meandering through yucca, prickly pear, ocotillo agave and barrel cacti. The entire loop will be a six mile hike, but for those hikers who wish to hike less, there are loop backs to shorten their hikes.
|Eleven years later, the |
shirt still inspires a good
morning run. Taken this morning!
Photo: Monte Riggs