I Love Hiking In the Woods

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    Going hiking with the kids

    and wife today. My wife looks good, better than ever. My kids are growing and smart. Life is good. I am strong. I am rich.
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy
    36-40, M
    Apr 6, 2015

    I love hiking in the woods - just listening to

    the birds and watching the animals and to feel the spirit of God who has created all this.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Sep 8, 2015

    Walking And Thinking

    I stop my trek upward for a moment of reflection. It’s early morning and there are deer up ahead in the grassy fields.  They are munching happily on the dried grasses; I stand in awe of their beauty.  Further ahead just past the clearing is a grove of trees...
    infiniteheart infiniteheart
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Dec 29, 2009

    There's just something about getting out there

    and away from it all... It's refreshing for the soul and personal spirit and clears the mind. Life used to be simpler. Now it's more complicated but hiking in the woods seems to always bring me back to basics and help me make life a bit simpler... what I need it to be.
    Heartfelt38 Heartfelt38
    36-40, F
    Aug 6, 2015

    Began planning a new hike today .

    ... I'm so ready to be back on the trail again .... Still very much a novice, my first trip this year just seemed to wet my appetite .... This next one is going to be solo .... Just me, the trail, and a 33 lbs backpack .... Call me crazy, but right now that seems a little like...
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    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    Just completed the first 700miles of the

    Appalachian trail....AMAZING. Looking for female companion FRIENDS ONLY just looking to share the beauty of the trail. You need not be experienced just have the desire to JUST DO IT:)
    almostperfectme almostperfectme
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2013


    I had plans to hike and it rained that day. In the special grove where the land is sacred. On this day I walked right next to a newborn deer who seemed surprised and didn't expect to see someone on trail this day. The forest full with spring lush and green.
    okay10 okay10
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2011

    The Snow Is Temporary

    Everyday I open the shade and look outside searching for tracks or wildlife nearby. On my hike today the snow shows all the activity around. I watched thick clouds moved in quickly by the wind rustling through the leaves left in the trees. I stood in the forest opening...
    okay10 okay10
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2011


    I am looking forward to spring. I am wanting to go hiking in Hocking Hills and enjoy all that is around there. Just surround myself in all the colors, the textures, and peace that nature can share.  
    mine50 mine50
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2009

    A rock shelf in the Gorge .

    ... Beautiful area .... Great hiking
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    Jul 18, 2015

    Hiking In The Back Country.

    I love to hike sometimes just a day hike other times for a few days. Camping is another thing I love but today it's hiking . Now i'm not telling because I hate letting people know about this place . But I found a hike I could not resist , it's just 8 miles one way so I hike it by...
    Sunrise12 Sunrise12
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 5, 2011

    In The Woods Outback

    Always something new..an animal print Some fur, a feather What was it & where did it go? New branches different colors Smells fragrances Makes me feel alive Rejuvinates my spirit Sunny days nite time, snow time anytime
    okay10 okay10
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2011

    Last Two Miles

    Every week I climb up Kennesaw mountain (or some other trail like stone mountain). I usually hike about 12 miles. First I go up one side of the mountain over the saddle to little kennesaw down to pigeon hill then to cheatem hill. On my back up little kennesaw.
    Emichael Emichael
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2012
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