171-Social media and hiking

Show notes

Everyone has their own reason(s) for hiking; exercise, solitude and scenic views are just some. For many people photography also forms a key part of getting out bush. Sometimes this will be the main reason with the focus being to take photos of wildlife and sunrises. At other times it may be a minor reason with the odd photo being taken as a means of remembering the trip but for many it is the lure of social media. In this episode we look at the negative impacts of social media and discuss ways in which we can minimise this.

Podcast Overview


  • Negative impacts of social media
    • Environmental (time index 0:01:53)
    • Physical impacts
    • Cultural impacts (time index 0:09:12)
    • Safety issues (time index 0:10:49)
  • Good Social media practice (time index 0:16:07)
  • Final thoughts (time index 0:20:12)

Close (time index 0:21:52)

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