Joy of Hiking

The joy of hiking includes exercise that never feels like a workout. That is unquestionably my definition of hiking.

Otherwise, why would I keep putting one foot in front of the other while walking uphill and down, through snow in the the winter, and mosquitoes biting in the summer?

Tolleston Dunes – Indiana Dunes National Park

On top of all that, put a camera in my hands and the adventures never cease. Plus, a camera is a perfect excuse to stop to frame a perfect photo when you really just need time to catch your breath.


Life is better in hiking boots.


Heron Rookery – Indiana Dunes National Park

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21 responses to “Joy of Hiking”

  1. WOW, please take me there, Pepper! πŸ’šπŸŒ³ Beautiful picture from a magical place.

    1. Absolutely would love to take you along next time! 😁

    1. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. Have a great week. 😊

      1. You are welcome!
        You do the very same.
        Thank you for taking time to reply. Stay Awesome!

  2. It’s my favourite kind of exercise as well πŸ™‚

    1. I am not surprised at all by that. See you out on the trails. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a wonderful Friday. 😊

  3. Beautiful place to hike! I agree with your definition of hiking and stopping to take a camera break.

    1. Thanks! I think my hubby has caught on to the reason for me needing to take a photo from the top of every sand dune. πŸ˜‰

      1. Keep taking those photos! You’ll be surprised at what you find each time. We camera happy people must take pictures ALWAYS. πŸ™‚

        1. I agree completely. 😊

  4. Well now, I like that perspective! –>exercise that never feels like a workout!

    1. I can honestly say that about hiking. I get bored walking on concrete but put me out on a trail in the middle of nowhere and I suddenly become the Energizer bunny. πŸ˜‚

      1. Wish I had more trail options near me. Well, I kind of do, but they are hot and deserty 😁But we have a bike/walking path along the wash a few houses down. I’ve put a lot of miles on that path!

        1. Hot and deserty can be tough on most days. My hubby would like to move to the desert but I am not sure I am ready for that. 😧

          1. Yeah, it takes getting used to. But it’s a dry heat! And it really does make a difference!!

  5. You’re fortunate to have such a beautiful place to hike! πŸ™‚

    1. I have to agree with you. I had no idea that there were so many trails to explore before moving here. 😊

Thoughtful words accomplish much.

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