Let’s get one thing straight: I wouldn’t exactly describe myself as “outdoorsy.” Don’t get me wrong- I love being outside and being in the sunshine, but I don’t really have a desire to camp, and a situation where I’d have to use anything less than indoor plumbing doesn’t exactly appeal to me. Brian on the other hand is an Eagle Scout and has happy memories of camping and hiking and whatnot.
We’ve been talking about going hiking for a while, but we’ve disagreed on the definition. Brian felt like it wasn’t really hiking unless you went for 4 hours or more and had to carry a pack. I felt like we could go for a shorter time and it would still count. So we decided to compromise, scoped out a nearby trail and went, keeping in mind that we’d probably keep it to about two hours, and brought some water (thank goodness.)
Well, we wound up going for a little longer than two hours, and you guys- I had no idea that I would be so wiped! We were both starving and exhausted by the time we were done. But it was really nice to step away from everything for a few hours. And it was a beautiful day, and though we were in the woods for most of the hike, the views were still beautiful.
Are you “outdoorsy?” Do you like to hike? I liked it, but I think I’ll stick to our walks until spring or so.
Amanda Bumgarner says
Love those trees! Gorgeous!
Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving says
Gorgeous photos of the changing fall foliage. I miss that!
I love hiking in autumn! These photos are gorgeous.
Gorgeous! I love hiking. Well my definition of hiking, that is. It’s pretty similar to yours, lol.
Julie Sherman says
I’m a total outdoors woman! I worked in Zion National Park for over four years and have hiked nearly all of the trails there and have done a lot of canyoneering, too! We like to camp, mountain bike ride, etc…
In fact, my degree is in Geology and we had to camp for seven weeks. I had to hike up and down a mountain twice in one day! I went for 8+ days without washing my hair or taking a shower. It was serious business. I am glad I haven’t done that again, though. It was definitely ‘roughing’ it!
Wow Julie- that’s intense! I’m impressed, my hat goes off to you! :)
Emily @ Hope Squared says
Yes – I love hiking – however I am not interested in one that is longer than 3 hours. Mostly because I am afraid of bears. Not that bears go hiking – I just assume if you’re walking for more than 3 hours you must have gone pretty deep into the woods.
p.s. your shots are gorgeous
hahaha I seriously turned to Brian while we were on our hike and said “what if a bear just showed up?” I don’t think we even have bears in our area, but it would be pretty frightening. And I have no factual basis for that, it’s really just the story that I’m sticking with to make myself feel safer.