Hiking is just Walking with an Attitude
Follow my 2015 Appalachian Trail trek - I attempted a half-hike in August, 2014. It didn't go well, so I'm trying the other half this year.
Follow my Ice Age Trail trek - I finished on Sept. 28, 2013.
Read about my Superior Hiking Trail trek - I finished on Sept. 28, 2012.
Check out my Arizona Trail trek - 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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I walked 52176 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 23 miles today.
We hiked under The Guillotine today! A suspended rock over the trail. I chatted with yet another W&L group - every one has been just great. They are friendly, courteous, and following Leave No Trace principles. I also saw a garter snake but that's the only wildlife. Plenty of climbing though. Tomorrow will be even a couple miles longer to stage a short hike into town on Saturday. Looking forward to a shower and more food - I'm almost out.
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I walked 51922 steps on the trail today.
I traveled about 22 miles today.
Hiked pretty much alone all day, meeting up with A-town on top of a mountain for lunch. Covered many miles but it got terribly hot this afternoon followed by a sudden rainstorm that caught me just 1 mile from the shelter. If you're the praying type, a little healing for Vanilla Thunder's feet would be appreciated. Hopefully, he's testing up and we'll see him in a few days.
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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