Are you looking for a hobby that will enable you to spend more time outdoors? You should definitely try hiking. Hiking is an awesome activity which has the double bonus of being both exciting and healthy. It can be done at any time of the year, with fall being more popular due to the temperature, and the spectacular colours that come at that time of year. The tragedy of our way of life is that we spend so much time either in the office or at home, missing out on the incredible beauty of nature and its benefits. So get your partner, friends or family and blaze the trails as you hike through the hills and the bushes.
Why Hiking Is Fun
Apart from the regular exercise you get from trekking the miles and negotiating the tough terrain, hiking is really enjoyable. It gives you an opportunity to look forward to weekends and the long holidays. Imagine the wonderful pictures of you and your friends climbing the hills against the backdrop of the setting sun, or telling jokes and stories while sitting round a bonfire at night? The experiences will be memorable for a long time.
If you are concerned by the number of hours your children are spending playing video games or in front of the television, hiking is a great pastime which you can introduce to them. Children love going out and travelling to places, but the lifestyle of their parents ends up constricting them. Spending time at the local park with your family is going to be a great occasion for bonding and the children will have numerous tales to tell their friends! It will also give you an opportunity to teach them about plants and animals that you encounter along the way and you can be sure they will never forget that biology lesson. It doesn’t have to be all walking and climbing. Stop and observe nature around you or just relax and have a picnic.
Hiking can also be a time for personal reflection and meditation. It’s a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of life. It’s true that you can get lost in a rapid-moving life giving you the disorienting feeling of being trapped in a fast car. Allow the serenity and tranquility of nature to remind you of the important and priceless things in life. The break will enable you to think through issues and solve problems while surrounded by chirping birds instead of honking cars.