The most basic and simple outdoor activities, whether it’s to travel to unknown places or to unwind in the middle of the week, hiking can be many things to many people. For most people, hiking is the gateway activity of the outdoors. In some way, shape or form, everyone has hiked. It is easy to do with small children, the elderly, or animals. No matter where you are, there is someplace you can hike. It is cheaper than all other outdoor activities because all you need are some comfortable shoes and some water.
Legendary environmentalist, and author of the Monkey Wrench Gang, Edward Abbey said:
“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.”
It never fails. You are one hour away from the peak of the biggest hike on your bucket list. It is at this time when you feel that itchy, burning, stingy sensation. No not the one you get six weeks after that night with the shady lady from Tijuana, the...read more
This article was originally written by Rockrunner writer David Johnson for the Daily Herald and published in the July 3, 2009 edition of the newspaper. To view the original article please go here. When I think about it, Bigfoot is an outdoor superhero. OK, he isn’t...read more