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Thursday, August 24, 2017

How to Enjoy a Hike Even More

Hiking is not what I usually do. I think I only do it at least once in a year. Last Monday, we had an unplanned hike. Well, for them it was planned, I just decided I'd tag along by the time they were about to leave. We hiked to the gate of Timberland Heights which is about 3.5 kilometers away from where we live.



People who are not so much into hiking sometimes find it tiring and sometimes uninteresting. That's why I don't do it often. However, there are things we can do to make the hiking fun!

1. Be with friends and family
Don't hike alone. You'll really get bored. Even though it can be a good time to reminisce, hiking with a group of friends is 10x more fun! The reason I joined their hike last Monday was I knew that it would be fun.


It was our church youth who planned the hike. I didn't know about it until Sunday evening when we headed home. They did it because Monday the 21st was a holiday. I'm glad they decided to spend it at home.

2. Talk about anything under the sun
Hiking is one of the ways to catch up with someone. When we were going up, I noticed we grouped ourselves by twos or threes unintentionally. I was with my sister and we talked about so many things while we were going up. We talked about our family, plans, and more.


3. Just have fun, that's it!
Nobody wants a KJ. KJs spoil the good vibes and we don't want that to happen. I was the eldest in the group, most of them were teenagers. I didn't want to be the Ms. Minchin of the group so I just laugh with them and try to fit in. Trying hard, actually. haha!


4. Capture the moment
Do not forget to take pictures! It's a good way to keep the memories alive. Whether that's a group photo, a selfie, a twofie, a groupie, a jump-shot, a plank, a dab, whatever! Do what you want to do, pose whatever you want to pose. Life is too short to worry about that. lol.


5. Stop if you have to
While on our way up, it rained hard so we decided to stay in a shed for a few minutes. Hiking is not a competition, you're supposed to walk to have fun. So we don't need to hurry up. If you need to rest, stop. If you think the scenery is lovely, stop and let your eyes enjoy the scene! :)


All in all, our hiking turned out great! Not only that, the rain poured again by the time we were back home. What a good time to rest, haha. Most of us slept in the afternoon!

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24 comments:

  1. Yes, there's always something about hiking that we can really get close and love it so much. Capturing the moment is I guess what makes the hike more fun and of course the infinite jokes along the way. I used to climb mountains and this hike is the kind of adventure I love. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    1. You're welcome! I agree with you. Good for you, hiking/climbing is a really fun adventure.

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  2. I agree with everything you have listed here.. even when you're not with your family or close friends, you can still enjoy hiking by approaching other hikers and befriend with them..i strongly agree with the last one too.. I have learned that in hiking, you do not have to force yourself to reach the summit immediately.. you need to rest to condition yourself especially if the trail is pure assault...

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    1. Ah, you got a good point about befriending others. :)

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  3. yes,these tips are really helpful to enjoy a hiking trip.Being with a group of family and friends is always the best way to enjoy hiking.And photos are the most important.How about healthy snacks to enjoy? :)

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    1. How did I forget to add for on this list? lol. Of course, snacks should've been there. Thank you for that! ♥ :)

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  4. I'm not into hiking too but when we visited my mom, we had a lot of of walking and hiking. I agree, hiking is more fun with family or friends. And gusto ko, malamig ang weather para hindi ko pagpapawisan. :)

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    1. Ay oo, iba parin yung malamig na hike, parang ang saya. haha.

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  5. Wow! It looks fun! I had my first hike 6 years ago and hindi pa ulit nasundan haha! Medyo matinding preparation ata kailangan ko 🙂

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    1. Kaya mo 'yan, sis. hehe. Ako ewan ko kung kailan pa masusundan, haha.

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  6. Ang sarap naman bonding time nyan. Though I know it's tiring but being close to nature is very relaxing. Hope to experience such adventure with my whole family too.

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  7. Nakakapagod! Haha lakas maka-tita moment kapag napagod ka sa mga ganyang activity noh? But hiking is a good recreational activity daw talaga. It's a good way of resetting one's body lalo na kapag stressed na sa buhay. I have done it only once though. Para pa sa team building. Haha all in all, it was a fun experience.

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    1. Hahaha. That's so true, sis! Lol. Nakakapagod pero masaya. :)

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  8. I don't really go hiking. But I wish I could do that and that I am still fit enough to do it. Being with friends is a good motivator to do it.

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    1. Yes, it's a lot different when you're with friends. :)

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  9. I haven't hiked in the longest time kay weird ang weather, from super init to super ulan in a single day! But yes, I agree with all the tips you mentioned. Especially the last one. There's no harm in resting!

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    1. Ay, so true. Init sa buntag kalit rag ulan sa gabii.

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  10. I agree with you! Hiking alone is so boring and not fun. So, its great that you have wonderful family and friends to go with you hiking! Love all the photos and of course the memory that you created.
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    1. Thank you, sis! :) Yes, masaya talaga pag may kasama. Hehe.

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  11. Thanks for these tips! :) I've only tried hiking once when I was in high school and I would really love to do it again with my boys one day soon. It would be an awesome family activity and I am sure we will all enjoy the experience and the bonding!

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    1. I bet it would be wonderful to be hiking with your boys!

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  12. Wow, I can't remember the last time I went on a hike. Hmmmm... The only hike I can remember going to was during my college science field trip to the top of Taal Volcano. I don't really love hikes but that one was really memorable.

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    1. Wow! That sounds fun! I'd love to hike to the top of Taal! ♥

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