118-Zen and the Art of Hiking

Show notes

There are any number of reasons why we enjoy hiking; the flora and fauna, the majestic views, the little stuff, the big stuff. While there might be some common themes we all enjoy, there will also be some unique reasons for each of us which are likely to be different. In episode 010 we provided a broad overview of some of these reasons and this week in episode 118 we look at some of the more ‘spiritual reason’ (for want of a better phrase) behind why we hike.

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Podcast overview

Why do we hike

  • In episode 10 we provided a broad overview of some of the reasons we hike. In episode 118 we discuss some the more common reasons we hike as well as some of the more extreme reasons
  • Reasons we hike
    • Exploring
    • Thinking
    • Discovery
    • Curiosity
  • Understand what’s important for you
    • Helps you choose the right hike
    • Helps you choose your hiking buddies
  • Most of us have a long list of reasons
    • Know what’s MOST important to you

Hiker news

  • Fake Instagram hiking photo
    • Have you been guilty of posting fake photos, this ones a beauty
  • A number of hikers caught out in recent heavy snow in Tasmania

Fake hiking Instagram photo. The posted photo on the right hand side and Carly’s sister’s ‘fake photo’ shoot in her backyard on the left. Have you been guilty of posting fake photos on Instagram?

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