A Walk or a Hike?
A Ramble in the Woods
To beg the question I could just call it a ramble, or maybe a bimble. But I do like the idea that my walks, in the beginning quasi strolls, are becoming a bit more ambitious. I found this definition that I like.
"Walking is the basic activity of placing one step after the next. If you do this for any distance that brings you off your property, you are on a walk. Extended walking, but still leisurely, is a hike, I would say anything over an hour. You go on a hike for the hike’s sake, not to get to some place."
I like it because it classifies my outings in the woods as hikes. Yesterday I took a long walk or rather short hike in the woods at a faster pace and longer than I have been doing so far. In the beginning I dawdled with stops for pictures, but after the first 30 minutes or so I just kept going, only stopping to get my orientation on the maps on my phone.
We have so many raised hides here in the woods. The idea is to keep the deer population under control as they don't have enough natural enemies and multiply too fast for the good of the forest. The deer eat saplings of trees that are important for a healthy forest. An attempt to maintain a balance of nature.
... is up and running again. It is a space for notes on my daily doings - walks, bike rides, photo outings, travel. Thanks for reading.