Update: Winter Bucket List

Back in November I shared a post about our Winter Bucket List. Our list included go snowshoeing, take a winter family hike, go cross-country skiing, and finish our 300 hours outside for the calendar year of 2020. Since winter is starting in wind down here in the northeast, I wanted to give you all an update on how we did.


This has got to be my new favorite winter activity! I shared details of that first experience in an earlier post that you can read about here. I currently have scheduled another time to snowshoe on the D&H Rail Trail. You can all hope along with me that there will still be snow on the ground for that hike with my friends from church. I’ve also been so happy to see many of my friends share their first snowshoe hikes on social media this winter. Everyone seems to be getting out of the house and trying new things so much more this winter. This has been wonderful to see and a silver lining to the effects of the lockdowns.

Family Winter Hike

We are glad to report that we were out on the trail as a whole family multiple times this winter. One of our favorite family hikes took place at the beginning of February for the Get Your Tail on the Trail winter challenge kick-off. This is a partnership program founded by St. Luke’s University Health Network and the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Anyone in eastern Pennsylvania and sign up to log their miles. They run various challenges where participants can win prizes. The 30/30 Winter Challenge recently wrapped up. We didn’t make the 30 miles in 30 days. If you did, congratulations! I’m so glad to see this initiative to motivate people to get outside even when it’s cold.

Cross-country Skiing

This one did not get ticked off the list this winter *sad trombone sound*. I’m not too broken up about missing this item on my winter bucket list because we truly had a great winter season as a family. Hopefully I can try cross-country skiing when the snow comes back around. 

300 Hours Outside

I have written in an earlier post that we were just a few hours shy of making our goal by the end of the 2020 calendar year. Making a prior determination to spend a specific amount of time outdoors has been a paradigm shift for our family. It has been beneficial for me also as a mom. I’m going to say that this goal is ‘mostly achieved’ giving us a 2.75 out of 4 on our winter bucket list goals. Not perfect but not bad either. How did you all do on your goals for this winter? Let us know by leaving a comment on this post. We look forward to reading about your adventures too!

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