A couple of details to take care of:
1. Thanks to Laura for the suggestion of adding an odometer of sorts to keep track of my mileage (see the sidebar directly under my photo). I've listed both the trail miles hiked (the sum of which will eventually come to 900) AND the actual miles hiked (because often one must backtrack or re-hike trails). I'll be curious how many ACTUAL miles I've hiked once I reach the magic number of 900 trail miles.
2. thanks to Sarah for the header. not only is she my wife, best friend and biggest cheerleader, she's also quite talented in all things blogging.