We had a slow Fall this year. Some personal health issues and bad weather canceled a number of schedule HIKES and activities. that did not stop the membership though. The S.E.Michigan Hiking group alone, crossed the 6,000 member mark, making Hiking Michigan the largest hiking Organization in the state of Michigan, and the second largest Outdoor Group in the whole state too. With the new branch of HM, the Hiking North/Central Michigan group getting moving now, and already at almost 1,000 members, we can expect to be well over 10,000 total Hiking Michigan members be this summers end. that will make us the largest Outdoor group ever to exist in Michigan. Quite the achievement!!!!!!!!!!
Our HM Blog site just crossed the 50,000 view total, limit. Somewhat of a record for such a short time in existance. And the Hiking Michigan Outdoor NewsLetter continues to exceed over 20,000 Downloads per issue, statewide.
We just celebrated our 15 year Birthday with a special Mapbook HIKE at the place we first held a HIKE, Stony Creek Metro Park. On what was a pretty cold and windy Saturday afternoon, we still had 40 Hikers show up to say Happy Birthday!
As we move into the Springtime and warmer months, we hope to see you all out on a Hike in Southeastern Michigan, or one of our upcoming Trails Restoration Projects or Overnight Campouts with the new North/Cenytral Hiking group. Either way......See you all out on the Trails in 2013.