Flip through any outdoorsy magazine, or browse your local outdoor gear shop, and you might find yourself overwhelmed with the endless options for how to get your nature fix. You could climb mountains, camp in the desert, tackle terror-inducing rapids in a kayak, or spend months living out of your backpack while trekking a long-distance monolith like the Pacific Crest Trail.
Or, you can go hiking.
Compared to the high-adrenaline, high-profile outdoor sports listed above - the sorts of adventures that end up on the cover of National Geographic and the like - maybe hiking seems too simple.
But that’s precisely why I love hiking.
While I would love to try backpacking, rock climbing, packrafting, or any of the other endless ways to soak in the outdoors, I believe hiking is the best option for spending time outside. Hiking, of all of the possible outdoor pursuits, is the most accessible, adaptable, and affordable way to get out there and bask in the endless benefits that nature holds for you.
Hiking is Accessible.
First, I believe hiking is the most accessible of all outdoor pursuits. You don’t need to…Read more