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Feeling Blah But Can’t Hike?

Standard, July 10, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
Hiking Great ocean Road

You can’t turn sideways on the Internet lately without yet another article about how great hiking (and getting outside) is for your mental health – and health overall. Which is all well and good, and something I happen to wholeheartedly agree with – BUT – what happens when you have those times that you can’t […]

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Hiker’s: The New Breed

Standard, June 3, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
geelong hiking

Gone are the days of putting on your thick brown woollen socks, your sensible khaki shorts (or zip off pants), plaid shirt, stiff leather boots, and heading out for a hike.  Blokey blokes with a thick beard (or particularly adventurous women), a walking pole made from a stick found in the bush, and above average […]

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The Emotional Benefits of Hiking

Standard, May 18, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
bushwalking victoria

There has been a lot written about the benefits of hiking (and walking). It’s not just the physical benefits either. There can also be fantastic emotional and psychological benefits. I have also written about the positive benefits that hiking has had for me – here and here are two examples. This past week has seen […]

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Hiking Hacks: Spend 5 Cents

Standard, April 27, 2016, samlcook, 0 Views 0 Comments
bushwalking

What if I told you that you could spend 5 cents* on something that would change the way you hike forever?  And that it’s likely that it’s something you have already? You’d probably look at me like I was a bit crazy! So – what am I talking about? The humble zip lock bag. It […]

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