Hiking is just Walking with an Attitude
Review my 2016 Florida trek - Started on Jan. 3 in Key West and hiked 450 miles north north to Ocala, finishing on Jan. 27.
See my 2015 Appalachian Trail trek - I hiked 315 miles from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7, 2015.
Follow my Ice Age Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2013.
Read about my Superior Hiking Trail thru-hike - I finished on Sept. 28, 2012.
Check out my Arizona Trail thru-hike - I finished the hike on April 28, 2012.
The essence of hiking is to leave life behind, if only for a few hours, and explore the world around you using only the power of your body.
It is feeling your lungs labor, your muscles tighten and relax, and all your senses bringing new information into your brain.
Being a Hiking Dude is being on the move, covering ground, challenging your body, and renewing your soul.
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It's the time of year when baby animals are popping up all over the place. Furry, feathered, scaled, or slimey, they are everywhere and we need to be aware of them and give them space.
Yesterday morning, I walked 5 miles with my neighbor and we noticed this family as we crossed an overpass on our way home. Click the picture to see a larger view of where these geese were actually walking.
Right during morning rush hour is probably the worst time they could be taking the little ones from one pond to another on th
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I believe that just because you take a photo doesn't mean you need to post it. Same goes with blogging. I've just been doing 5-mile morning walks with nothing interesting to report, so I've been quiet.
But, if you're interested in following a different sort of long trek, my son just started his cross-country bicycle trip from Boston to Seattle. He's using my tracking device so you can follow his progress at his BikingDude.com site (look familiar? :-) ). I know he'll appreciate comments as he encounters long, lonely days out there. I hope to join him for a few
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New for the 2016 hiking season, the He-Man is a multi-purpose device all long distance hikers can't afford to be without. This helium-filled self-inflating bubble provides dozens of benefits at a tiny price. ("He-Man" stands for "Helium-Managed")
Here's just a few:
The number one problem in America is the drop in miles walked per day. The sedentary lifestyle that so many of us now lead (especially people spending too much time making web sites!) is causing us to keel over right and left. Just going for a walk (let's call that a hike) for 30 minutes every day is about the best thing you can do for yourself, and for your family!
Hiking is a sport unto itself. But, it is also the means of locomotion that backpackers use to get around on multi-day adventures. I'm offering information about the art of hiking and all the preparation, skills, problems, and gear used by hiking dudes in moving about from place to place on foot. After learning all about hiking here, please visit the Outdoors Dudes web site for even more great advice about skills for trips and the outdoors.
If you've been surfing the web to find out something about hiking, then please check out my Beginner Hiker Plan to learn how to get ready to start hiking.
Feb 26, 2012 - Lynn
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