“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” – Jeffrey Rasley
when we go hiking it’s this perfect mix of losing ourselves, and finding ourselves, all at once. we go into nature to leave behind our minds and open our hearts. things like school or work, technology and media, challenges or struggles, the noise of the everyday world… they fade away, and we get to explore and go higher. no plans, no worries, just being out in nature and just wandering free… it’s beautiful, and magical, and it opens us up to new things in life.
1. take friends & tell friends
never go hiking alone, and just in case, always tell someone back home where y’all are going.
2. don’t get stuck in a mother nature tantrum
always check the weather for where you plan to hike so ya know if it’s gonna be a good safe day.
3. take goodies
take a backpack with plenty of water and snacks.
4. wear layers
the temperature outside, and your body temp can always change quite a bit, so bring layers to cover up and to peel off.
5. go where other people will be
you want to go see somewhere beautiful, but you def want to be safe too :).
think form fitting and athletic, soft and comfy layers, sturdy hiking boots or running shoes with good traction, and a lil’ bit of your personal style.