Is all this unseasonably warm spring weather tempting you out into the Great Outdoors?
Because I want to remind you about our Virtual Appalachian Trail. We asked you to keep track of the miles you walk (run, jog, hike, roller skate - whatever!) and post them on our Facebook page. We've been keeping track, and plotting our progress on a map here in the library. We started in Georgia, made it all the way to Mt. Katahdin, - the northern endpoint of the trail - and now we have turned around and we're headed back. You can still help move us along by posting your miles - some people post daily, some weekly, and some whenever they feel like it.
What's in it for you? (Besides all that fresh air and exercise, of course!) With your original post, and then again with every additional 10 miles you post, you will be entered in a drawing to win a beautiful, hand-carved cedar walking stick. The drawing will be held on April 30th, so you still have time.
In other Trail related news, we'll soon be tracking another Appalachian hiker, and this one's real. Recent UMF grad Jake Hansen is tackling the trail as of March 26, and he and his friend Allegra have given us a link to their customized Google Map. You can follow their progress here. Happy Trails, Jake & Allegra!