Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon

Top 5 Reasons To Not Miss It and Go On Your Epic Hike Now

June 16, 2021 Wendy Deacon Season 1 Episode 49
Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon
Top 5 Reasons To Not Miss It and Go On Your Epic Hike Now
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Life Reimagined with Wendy Deacon
Top 5 Reasons To Not Miss It and Go On Your Epic Hike Now
Jun 16, 2021 Season 1 Episode 49
Wendy Deacon

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.

Show Notes

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.