There are differences between Hiking (y’know, ‘real hiking’ where there’s dirt and stuff) and city walking (which is clearly less cool and not Real Hiking), but frankly, I’ve done a lot more of the latter, and I don’t care (yet?) about Getting Out except as an arbitrary achievement that other people seem to value. 1,636 more words
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In which walking pace is more deeply personal than people realize until they try to coordinate with someone else.
W’s favorite part of hiking is pushing forward for a bit and feeling his body be awake and energized and good at what it’s doing, then pausing to enjoy the sensation and smell the trees. 1,490 more words
I recently read how we’re the product of our habits: if you want to improve your life, focus on your habits. Further, it is generally easier to establish good habits than to eliminate bad habits; so focus first on establishing good habits… They will tend to crowd out the bad habits. 865 more words
The snow was starting to fly in the high country, but my friend and I were determined to get in one last backpacking trip. We started at the top of Kenosha pass at 10,000ft and back-hiked the Colorado trail for a little over 7 miles, and then we connected with the Ben Tyler trail for the 11+ miles up and over the ridge and down to our awaiting car at the trail head on hwy 285. 574 more words