I Love Hiking

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    My friends and I have completed a quarter of

    the GR10 and we have ambitions to actually do more. I'd also like someday to do the Camino to Santiago de Compostella.
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 16
    cal503 cal503
    36-40, M
    Jun 21, 2015

    We decided to go for a hike today.

    Just making memories for the kids. So, nice to finally be outside. Even had a chance to take some nice photos of the kids too.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2014

    I love to take hikes about 16-20 miles a day.

    It's just nice to be free for 10 hours with nobody to bother you.
    dyingforlove dyingforlove
    18-21, M
    May 31, 2014

    I am looking to take a couple of my friends

    hiking that are inexperienced. Both seem to be in really good shape. Looking for ideas in North Carolina or Tennessee area. Does anyone have any suggestions.
    pep75 pep75
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    I love finding these little stone cairns

    when I'm out exploring. This one was found on Andrew's Bald near Clingman's Dome in the Smoky Mountains.
    RedDawn76 RedDawn76
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 1

    Randomly decided to go hiking with two friends

    yesterday at Runyon canyon park in LA.. And I was dying in the beginning, but felt so good afterwards. Loved it. I hope to explore more other hiking places soon this summer 😃
    EndlessDreams22 EndlessDreams22
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    I am in need of some nice hiking boots.

    I need non leather. saw a pair of purple ones online that I loved. I am hiking in a few weeks. need them now to break them in.
    njoceanbreezes njoceanbreezes
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    Does anyone else on here live near me!

    I live in Wa state near the Puget Sound. The weather has been beautiful all week long! 70's and '80's. Went on some good hikes and enjoyed nature.
    LordoftheNorth LordoftheNorth
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 2, 2014

    I just finished hiking the North Coast Trail on

    northern Vancouver Island and it was amazing. I do have to say that I still prefer hiking in the mountains to coastal hiking. It was awesome watching the waves at night while a beautiful sunset was taking place.
    thunderstormwatcher thunderstormwatcher
    36-40, M
    Jul 15, 2015

    I love hiking: anywhere,

    anytime, in any weather (as long as I am prepared for extremes of course). It grounds me and gives me time to think.
    roadcyclist roadcyclist
    46-50, M
    Sep 13, 2015

    Some Pics

    Because of the high winds and heavy snows I didn't take a whole bunch of pictures. I did take a few though and here they are.(we got about 22" on Mt. Washington while I was there), The Gear: Model of the Presidential Range found at Pinkham Notch Visitors Center Done Packing and...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    9 Responses Feb 10, 2013

    midnight strolls in the woods can be heaven

    sometimes when ya got a buncha stuff on ya mind. listening to the animals and all the wild life at night. doesn't get anymore beautiful
    jackdragon22399 jackdragon22399
    16-17, M
    May 3, 2015

    Went on a power hike.

    GAME FACE ON!
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    13-15, F
    Feb 22, 2014

    I love hiking - especially in the woods

    and mountains of Bavaria and Austria!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2015

    I hiked the Precipice Trailhead in Acadia

    National Park in Maine in the fall. We found out afterwards that it was for experienced hikers (we're total amateurs who just love being outside), but we did it! We managed to break pretty much every rule doing it too haha
    sunnydays95 sunnydays95
    18-21, F
    Feb 19, 2015

    Climbed Mt. Ulap in the Philippines.

    It was my first climb and I feel so great. I'm looking forward on my next climb. Any suggestions?
    ultramarbs ultramarbs
    31-35, M
    Mar 21

    It's really great especially

    when you live near mountains. I've been going in the mornings with my little rucksack packed with useful things. I find a nice spot and bring out my journal to write, think, and write some more.
    outofthebleu outofthebleu
    36-40, F
    May 26, 2014

    looking for someone who's interested in hiking

    the Bicentennial National Trail downunder
    Abnoba Abnoba
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 12

    Like a true drifter, in my 20's I walked from

    San Diego to Bangor Maine, down to Virginia beach and back to Seattle Washington.
    btorn btorn
    36-40, M
    Apr 22, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    Hiking the grandfather trail tomorrow with a

    few friends! One of favorite trails. Has anyone else been on the Grandfather trail in NC?
    pep75 pep75
    41-45, M
    May 29, 2015

    Great Exercise

    I am fortunate that we have a lot of hiking trails very close to home. It's great getting out in the sun with the mountains and everything else. Life seems so much clearer during my hikes. Great exercise for the body, mind and soul.
    ts92 ts92
    22-25, F
    Jun 2, 2012

    I really enjoined what I did today.

    Best early present for me, it was amazing.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    I went hiking with Caesar today!

    !!! He decided to chase the animals and get all wet and muddy🍃🍂🍃🍂
    XxBellabixtch49xX XxBellabixtch49xX
    16-17, F
    May 4, 2014

    Going to go hiking this weekend with my

    boyfriend and his friends. Hopefully the weather will be nice!
    BeautifulSoul09 BeautifulSoul09
    18-21, F
    May 16, 2015

    Everytime I go on a good hike it makes me

    realize everything the world has to offer. It's not just about surviving it's about living the life you were given. To find the true person you are inside, to understand the world around you! Why are all the beautiful things in the world here if not for people to experience them...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 11, 2015
    lillyhatesu lillyhatesu
    18-21, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    My Favorite Things About Hiking.....

    The early start... The coffee stop... Trailhead high spirits... Feeling the burn... Wayfinding... The improving views... The outlet stream... Mountain flowers covered in droplets... The turquoise clear water of an alpine lake... The trail to the next level... Granite slabs...
    dayhiker12321 dayhiker12321
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    Weather forecast next week sounds great.

    So it's time to get back into hiking!! Super excited to get outdoors more again
    emyleejane emyleejane
    26-30, T
    1 Response May 8, 2015

    I wish my brother could contain his little ball

    of energy and stop talking so I can finally find a tiger before it finds us
    Rhea03811 Rhea03811
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    I'd love to hike the AT someday,

    I think it would be a great experience.
    guynamedcb guynamedcb
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 30, 2015

    I got lost in the mountain lol Nature is

    beautiful.. Anyway i'm still alive and came back luckily. I had a really good day:)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 4

    My favorite thing is to go hiking in the

    mountains with my dog, letting her follow her nose and being alone. Also great time to gather my thoughts.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2015

    I took Delilah on a 90-minute hike in the woods

    today. The trails were so pretty...winding next to the river, sporadically covered in yellow, crunchy leaves. Delilah was great on her leash, even though the squirrels teased her and she was curious about the geese nearby. We didn't see any deer; they probably saw us first. I...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    A few months ago my twenty-one year old son

    and his friends invited me to go hiking. "Oh, hell yes!" I responded with excitment. Nature is one of my many loves. I rubbed my hands together gleefully. How cool these youngsters want an oldie but goodie like me along. "Now, mom," my son advised, "this is no ordinary hike...
    VennieKocsis VennieKocsis
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    Went hiking with my family.

    ..... -.- The not-so-awesome parts - Parents be singing loud as heck - Butterflies & Ticks were everywhere ( xD I screamed a lot) :D The awesome parts - Saw a blue jay up close - Lil bro knocked out on my back (I was carrying him) - Got my lazy a$$ up today
    Dawb183 Dawb183
    16-17, F
    May 2, 2015

    Cloud filled skies, north wind in the air.

    I take a deep breath and smell winter.
    nomi24 nomi24
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    13-15, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    I've been trying to decide

    which I like more. Hiking with friends or hiking alone. I think I lean more towards alone simply because it's a good time to enjoy the peacefulness that comes with being in nature and because you can go at your own pace...
    SolitarySummer SolitarySummer
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 30, 2014

    Starting the AP mountains today driving to

    Georgia and end in Maine.... Wish me luck :P
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 10, 2014

    Hiking makes me about

    as happy as anything can
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 9

    My best friend Caroline

    and I love hiking away on our holidays. There are some interesting places to visit quite near to where we will be staying in Canet Plage.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90
    22-25, F
    Aug 16, 2014
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