June 12: Take a Hike

Leave.

Be Gone.

Take a hike.

Find a mountain

Find a trail

Grab a few bottles of water

Take a walk.

Get the blood flowing.

Hiking is great for the mind, body and soul.  It get’s you out into nature where you get away from the toils of society, the hustle and bustle of the city life and everything that comes with it.  It provides opportunity to connect with nature, free your mind to wander to different places and find a different focus.  It also provides us with one hell of a workout.

Now maybe a hike or workout is associated with losing weight, and in reality, we don’t all need to lose weight, but there are benefits that can be gained by simply being more active are well proven.  There are many stories of people that have bettered their life through leading a more active lifestyle coupled with a complete and healthy diet.

I had a friend whom I used to work with that over the course of 12 months, she walked between 2 and 4 miles on her 1 hour lunch every day.  Along with eating healthy, she lost 75lbs during that time.  When I would talk to her about what she gained the most from it, it wasn’t the weight loss, it wasn’t the fact that clothes fit better or she had more confidence.  Her favorite part of the whole endeavor was that she now felt ALIVE.  She had energy and she wasn’t afraid of anything.  She beat her weight, she could beat anything.  Already a strong single mother, her weight loss journey turned her into someone with a zest for life that was unparalleled.

But I am not here to tell you about leading a healthy lifestyle, or watching your intake of calories, or any other diet/health related topic.  There are plenty of online resources that are qualified to tell you about those things.  I am not one of them.

What I am here to challenge you to do is to get out and find a mountain.  Then fucking conquer it.

You have absolutely nothing to lose, but everything to gain.

Think you can do it?  I think you can too.

Day 12. Way 12. Find a mountain, take a hike, conquer it.

Are you a fan of hiking?

Have any hiking stories of amazing peace and tranquility or any photos of amazing views?  Share them below in the comments!

 

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  • Elle

    I love hiking. My nana lives in the NC mountains and everytime my family gets together up there, my cousins, my brothers and I all go hiking. We don’t do your traditional “follow the path” hiking, hell no, we create our own path. We typically hike at a place called Dupont State Forest. We get off the path ASAP and head for the river. We follow the river to the first set of waterfalls and scale the falls. There’s nothing like free climbing a set of waterfalls (with 0 equipment). It’s a great bonding experience for us all

  • Elle

    I love hiking. My nana lives in the NC mountains and everytime my family gets together up there, my cousins, my brothers and I all go hiking. We don’t do your traditional “follow the path” hiking, hell no, we create our own path. We typically hike at a place called Dupont State Forest. We get off the path ASAP and head for the river. We follow the river to the first set of waterfalls and scale the falls. There’s nothing like free climbing a set of waterfalls (with 0 equipment). It’s a great bonding experience for us all

  • Elle

    I love hiking. My nana lives in the NC mountains and everytime my family gets together up there, my cousins, my brothers and I all go hiking. We don’t do your traditional “follow the path” hiking, hell no, we create our own path. We typically hike at a place called Dupont State Forest. We get off the path ASAP and head for the river. We follow the river to the first set of waterfalls and scale the falls. There’s nothing like free climbing a set of waterfalls (with 0 equipment). It’s a great bonding experience for us all

  • Elle

    I love hiking. My nana lives in the NC mountains and everytime my family gets together up there, my cousins, my brothers and I all go hiking. We don’t do your traditional “follow the path” hiking, hell no, we create our own path. We typically hike at a place called Dupont State Forest. We get off the path ASAP and head for the river. We follow the river to the first set of waterfalls and scale the falls. There’s nothing like free climbing a set of waterfalls (with 0 equipment). It’s a great bonding experience for us all

    • Some of my best hiking memories were up in northern CA around Yosemite valley (about 50 miles south) where family friends and my family would all hike about 2-3 miles from campgrounds up to a river with natural pools and waterfalls.    The bonding time, the pure enjoyment of nature makes it all worth it!

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