There are many reasons why I hike and keep going back to the mountains.
I hike because some days I need a walking meditation and a chance to clear my mind.
I hike because I can’t check email, Facebook or texts and sometimes its good to get away from these everyday stressors.
I hike because sometimes I don’t feel great about myself and after climbing a mountain I feel so proud at what I have accomplished.
I hike because whoever I hike with could be a stranger and I could feel like family by the end of the day, or I could hike with a friend and really have a chance to deepen our friendship.
I hike because it is an amazing feeling to have everything you need to survive on your back.
I hike because I get a chance to reconnect with nature and myself.
I hike because food tastes better in the woods.
I hike because my only job for the day is to take care of myself and keep walking.
I hike because the hiker community is so thoughtful, friendly and caring.
I hike because each time I learn something new about myself.
I hike for the views that a photo will never replace.
Quick Reminder: The Mandatory Safety and Logistics Meeting is on Sunday July 10 from 2:45PM-5PM at The Grand Circle Foundation (347 Congress St, Boston), SEE YOU THEN!!
Thank you for letting me share the reasons why I love to hike! What are your reasons you keep coming back to the mountains?
Happy Wilderness Heals Wednesday!