For National Take a Hike Day on November 17, we thought we’d traipse through some hiking articles Voice writers penned almost two decades ago.
Beach vacations? Who needs them. Zoe Dalton extols the virtues of embracing winter in Canada. “Think about the main difference between being young and loving the winter, and being ‘more mature’ and detesting it: it’s the car, the cleaning, the shovelling, the de-icing, the concern about whether it will ever turn on in this temperature.” Nature Notes – From the Backyard to the Biosphere: The Winter Traveler, December 3, 2003.
In the footsteps of goats. Wayne E Benedict recounts how he overreached his hiking abilities while hunting mountain goats. “The terrain became steeper and steeper until I suddenly realized that I could climb no further. But to my horror, when I turned around to go back down it was too steep!” “Live” Stories, January 21, 2004.