Well 2011 is coming to a close and I find myself, once again, writing a Year in Review post, despite my strong dislike for such posts. But 2011 was a great year for me. At this time last year I was aggressively participating in a contest hosted by Active Agion to win an all expense paid trip to Glacier National Park. Shortly after 2011 began I discovered I had won that trip. It was a chance of a lifetime and probably the only way I was ever going to get to see Glacier National Park. It changed my life, and now I don’t think I am going to be able to stay away.
Below, is my posts from our Glacier Trip we won.
- Goat Haunt to Waterton River – Rainbow Falls
- Lake Francis
- Brown Pass and Hole in the Wall – Glacier National Park
- Bowman Lake – Glacier National Park
Apart from that My Life Outdoors became MyLifeOutdoors.com when I finally obtained that domain. I got the chance to hike the South Rim Loop in Big Bend National Park. Large portions of Texas caught fire due to extreme drought. I received a long awaited SPOT messenger for Fathers Day and had to begin contemplating the Responsibility of such a device. In September I surveyed the outdoor blogosphere to determine the The Hiker’s Choice Top Outdoor Blog. And eventually wrote some thoughts on Why We Hike. Now the year comes to and end and I believe I have made new friends in the Outdoor Blogosphere. At the risk of leaving someone out:
- Tim and Robin at Appalachia & Beyond
- Karl at Live Free and Hike NH
- Jeff at The Huckleberry Hiker
- Adam at Hiking The Trail
- Greg at Hiking Fiasco
- Tim and everyone at Trail Sherpa
- Beth at Our Appalachia
- David at Wilderness Dave
- Paul at The Outdoor Adventure
- Pablo at Family Wilds
If your not on the list…I apologize…Its probably because I don’t feel like you consider me a friend. So if I’m wrong…drop me a line and let me know how good of a friend you are. And I will make sure your on this list next year.
Most of all I want to thank you for reading and helping me feel like I have a voice in the Outdoor Blogosphere. I really enjoy writing My Life Outdoors and derive satisfaction from knowing someone is actually reading this stuff. Despite my dyslexia and grammar issues. Thank you again.
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4 thoughts on “My Life Outdoors: 2011 The Year in Review”
I came upon your blog late in 2011, but hope I can be your friend for next year! 🙂
Steven is has been a great year in the Hiking / Backpacking online community. Many of us joined and others were introduced. I can not wait to see how it all grows both the community and our friendships. I am glad I can call you a friend and wish you the best in 2012. Happy Trails
Thanks for the mention Steven. It's been a crazy year hasn't it? Then again aren't they all?! Best wishes in the New Year and hopefully plenty of safe walking 🙂
Thanks so much for the mention, Steve. It's been great getting to see a little of Texas, which I do miss quite a bit, through your words and photographs. 2012 will be fun!
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