Why do we hike?

Hiking is one of the most popular outdoor activities all over the world and it is one of the basic activities on which many other activities like camping and backpacking are based. So why do people enjoy or even love hiking?

Hiking is an excellent way of spending quality time with family, friends, or even a loved one and a good way to make new friends. No matter whom you want to share your trip with, the joy of hiking is actually boundless.

Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of nature is to walk through it, marvelling of the sheer size of the mountains, the beauty of its ruggedness and then the joy of swimming in a mountain stream or playing under a waterfall. The experience is something out of this world.

The benefits of hiking is that it beats running on a treadmill or doing gym, as hiking gives you a great work out and is thus one of the best outdoor activities that combines nature’s goodness with your overall fitness. For many people hiking is also a way to get away from their hectic lives and enjoy some quality alone time and is highly recommended for people suffering from anxiety, stress or depression.

So, the next time you are looking for a fun way to spend the weekend, go hiking, stay fit, and have a blast! You will come back as a refreshed individual, ready to take on life head-on.

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