This may seem like kind of a weird question, with an obvious answer – right?
One of the things I love most about hiking is that it means so many different things. Which – in turn means that most people can enjoy what is classified as hiking. While you may need to consider things like distance, terrain, technical level of hikes, injury, and current fitness level – there really is something to suit most people.
Hiking can be:
- Grabbing the kids, setting out on a nature trail, and having a treasure hunt along the way. You can then stop for a picnic lunch, and a swim at a lake or river.
- Or – you can gather some friends for a day hike. Park one car at the end of the hike, then drive to the start point in another car. Spend the day walking the one-way trail, and finish off with a nice meal and a cold drink.
- You may prefer a solitary walk on a trail that you’ve had on your ‘list’ for a while, something that challenges you physically, and offers some much needed ‘me time’.
- For the adventurous (and more experienced) you may prefer to pack a tent, some food and water, and head bush for a few days. You may camp in spots that can only be reached by hiking in, and enjoy secluded beaches and untouched national parks.
- It can be in the mountains, the forest, or near the ocean – or a combination of these all on the one hiking trail.
All of these can be defined as ‘hiking’, and can be enjoyed by many different people of different ages, and with different fitness levels and experience.
So – what are you waiting for?
Bio: Sam is a daydreamer, storyteller, and hiker. She loves getting outside, and you’ll often find her on the bushwalking trails close to her hometown of Geelong. You can follow along with her on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.