Tradition of hiking in the new year reaches all 50 US states


              A sign marks a trailhead and headquarters at the Blue Hills Reservation, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, in Milton, Mass. First Day Hikes, that started in Massachusetts in 1992, have become a nationwide phenomenon. Thousands of people are expected to take part in First Day Hikes at hundreds of state parks in all 50 states this New Year's Day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Two hikers head up a trailhead of Great Blue Hill, while one completes her hike from the summit, at the Blue Hills Reservation, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, in Milton, Mass. First Day Hikes, that started in Massachusetts in 1992, have become a nationwide phenomenon. Thousands of people are expected to take part in First Day Hikes at hundreds of state parks in all 50 states this New Year's Day. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Tradition of hiking in the new year reaches all 50 US states