Have you ever wondered what the heck people do when they go on a hike?
What does some one mean when they say an Epic hike?
It was something I never even wondered about in my teenage years, or 20s and 30s.
And Heck, even when I was growing up, the closest thing I knew about hiking was people eat granola. And john Denver sang about it.
That was about it. I just was not raised in a family who got out and hiked, and it was probably related to the geography in the area of which I grew up.
But regardless of that, as you know, with my podcast being focused on reimagining our life going forward and carving new paths , I found it interesting that in my 30s and 40s, I started to discover that hey, this was kind of cool, or even WAAAAYYY cool, and that there was much more out there than I really understood.
Before trying it, I thought how hard can it be? It's just walking - even if it is up the hill, right? Okay, yeah. going up a hill is gonna involve some heavier breathing. But I thought how can people find exercise or training to be something you can do while hiking you just seemed a little basic and a little too easy. Well, I can tell you that hiking is not only a wonderful aerobic and character building activity, but it's also awe inspiring, and glorious beyond which I ever even thought possible.
Now at age 53, I've gone on hundreds of hikes of all lengths, difficulty, and had totally different experiences and seen so much beauty, but 3 hikes I completed all over the age of 50 stand out that I'll comment on a bit more. Aspen to Crested Butte in Colorado, The Narrows in Zion National Park and Hiking across the Grand Canyon.
So join me today as i talk about why you - especially if you are over 40 or 50 - don't want to miss this amazing experience and why you should consider planning and going on your epic hike now and not postpone it any longer.