A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” – Greg S. Reid
One of my favorite activities at the Six-Pack of Peaks Finishers Party is sharing Your Next Adventure. We break out the pens and commit our adventure goals for the year ahead to paper, and share them. Making those goals public serves many purposes, but for me, the act of publicly sharing my goal heightens the accountability.
At our 2017 party, I shared my big goal for 2018: climbing Mount Shasta. When I wrote it down, I knew it was a big goal. I had driven past Mt Shasta many times, and looked up at the massive peak in awe. Mount Shasta is one of those peaks that requires mountaineering skills and equipment, and even then, you may not be able to summit if conditions are not safe.
I completed the NorCal Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge as part of my training for Shasta, and as it turned out, I did summit Mount Shasta in late June of this year, and it was a terrific experience. The goal I had written on a neon orange index card back at the 2017 party had been realized.
Once again, we asked our 2018 SoCal Six-Pack of Peaks Finishers to share their adventure goals for 2019. Here’s what they shared.
My adventure goal for 2019? Thru-hiking the 93-mile Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier next summer.
What are YOUR adventures goals for 2019? Let us know in the comments below!