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Before Punxsutawney Phil prophesized a long winter, we kicked off our Get Your Tail on the Trail 2022 Winter Mini-Challenge with our friends at South Whitehall Township and Wildlands Conservancy in a snowstorm!
After a snowshoe lesson on the picturesque Jordan Creek Greenway Trail , we indulged in some hot chocolate provided by St. Luke’s University Health Network. From January 29th to February 28th, 1,021 participants logged 58,068 miles. Impressively, 80% completed the Winter Mini-Challenge for a total of 815 members logging 30 miles or more. Compared to 2021, 498 more people earned the 2022 badge—a 158% increase!
We also loved seeing the artistic talent of our Get Your Tail on the Trail community this Winter. Thank you for sharing all your snowy trail photos with us to post via social media! After a winter storm, Principal David Hightower of Tracy Elementary School in Easton snapped shots of a train and migrating geese along the D&L Trail. An avid cyclist and supporter of DLNHC, David started hiking to navigate the trail in colder weather, which sparked his new interest in photography. This became our top post of 2022 so far, reaching over 23,000 people—more than double our entire membership!
Want to inspire others with your trail photography? Follow the D&L Chapter on Facebook and our newly launched Instagram account, as well as our NEPA Chapter’s Facebook page and Instagram account. Share your photos on these platforms with hashtag #GetYourTailOnTheTrail. Not on social media? Simply email images to [email protected] to get featured.
Now that Spring has sprung, we know we’ll see even more of you outdoors! Stay active in between challenges by pursuing trail badges and joining with our regional Girls on the Run councils during their 2nd annual Race Around the Globe. Register online with Team Lehigh Valley or Team Pocono and log miles using Get Your Tail on the Trail. During this virtual event, check our leaderboard to see who’s ahead in this friendly competition to reach 25,000 miles.
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Written By: Imogen Wirth-Granlund, D&L Programs Coordinator