From May through August of 2017 I will be on various stages of my Sabbatical. Here is the basic layout:
May - Day Hikes
I will be using Ken Weber's book Weekend Walks in Rhode Island and attempting to make my way through all 40 in this month. While doing this I will still be preaching on Sundays, going to some meetings, and driving my children to events, lessons, and the usual child stuff.
This is the transition time - a time for me to start to detach and connect and to begin to adopt a different rhythm of life and spirituality.
June - August - The ADK 46
The apex of the Sabbatical will be spent in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State. There are 46 mountains that are over 4,000 feet above sea level and it is my plan to hike up all of them. With each mountain I will bring a prayer written by a saint of Christianity and sit with that prayer on the summit.
This space is where I will be posting pictures and sharing my progress. I hope that it is one way that many of you will be able to join me on my wilderness journey.
And be rest assured that the majority of the posts will not be void of humor