Hiking has various benefits that resonate with me – it gets you outdoors, disconnected from technology, it is a sustainable exercise (compared to high-impact sports or similar), many trails are like a “puzzle” of navigating footholds, it can be a social hobby, and many trails have amazing views.

When I think about my interests, hiking has a unique role in that I can bring my camera, my drone, and find excuses to travel to various destinations. Hiking is a good excuse to do these things, and doesn’t require a ramp up of skill the way some of my other hobbies do – Golfing, Weightlifting, and Motorcycling.

My initial goals in 2024 are: