Hiking has always been a popular activity for people who love the outdoors. With the explosion of technology, blogs have popped up for hikers reflecting on this beloved activity, telling stories about great adventures they’ve had along the way. There are many reasons to go hiking; not only is it a great source of exercise, but it allows you to spend some time in nature away from human chaos.
Hiking is also a great way to soothe your own anxiety because it takes you far away from the concerns of the workday. Instead of fretting about an email from work or overthinking a missed text message, watch the flowers as they grow and listen to birds sing.
Here are some popular blogs for hikers. If you haven’t given the activity a try yet, reading from some of these sources might change your mind.
1. Best Hike
If you want to hike but don’t know where to begin, Best Hike is the blog for you. It talks about the best spots to enjoy the experience, and gives regular updates on popular sites as they change with the weather and innovation.
2. The Big Outside
A blog by Michael Lanza, The Big Outside is an eclectic collection of stories and outdoor adventures that will stir your wanderlust. The Big Outside also reviews hiking gear and gives updates on new hot spots for people who want to go on a hike.
3. Modern Hiker
The oldest hiking blog dedicated to spots in California, Modern Hiker focuses on trails in this area of the United States. It aims to educate new hikers and experienced alike, as well as share great stories from people who have trekked great Californian roads.
Hiking is not only healthy for your body and mind, but it is fun. Read these blogs and find out why; then find some hiking gear and pick a spot. You’ll be surprised at the wonders you’ll find in the great outdoors!