3 Reasons to Go Hiking
Hiking is one of my absolute favorite things to do. It allows me to clear my my mind, move my body, get some fresh air, and soak up the beauty & magic of Santa Barbara. The Silver Lining is that it also gives me a great work out both physically and mentally that I can’t get at an indoor gym.
Here are my 3 favorite reasons to go hiking:
1. It’s simple. Hiking is just an extension of something we do everyday (walking!) So you don’t have to “know how” to hike. It’s simple! And because everyone has the ability to do it, you can go at your own pace and build up stamina over time.
2. It’s Free (as long as you live here!). I don’t know about the hiking trails near you, but every where I have ever been hiking is free! If that’s not a Silver Lining I don’t know what is.
3. It’s Real. I personally believe this is the best reason to hike. It pulls me away from my computer screen, phone screen, TV screen… (you get the picture!) Hiking allows each of us the opportunity to experience the world directly without an instagram filter. Even if you hike the same trail several times, the beauty and nature around you just never gets old.
Here are a few photos of Buzz and me hiking Old Pueblo Trail in Santa Barbara last weekend. Enjoy!
Photography by Mark Skovorodko: http://www.markskovorodko.com/#0