Instagram social network specializes in sharing images among its members. Then, it is the logical home for those beautiful snapshots that we have managed to capture during our trips to nature. As we share these pictures, other Instagram users that love hiking have done the same.
If you are preparing your next adventure or just looking for sources of inspiration to visit a beautiful place, nothing better than becoming a follower of other experienced hikers who have already cleared the path to surprise and delight us with the wonders of nature.
From Walkaholic, we recommend you 10 Instagram accounts devoted to hiking and nature lovers that you should follow. Continue reading 10 Instagram accounts for hiking and nature lovers that you should follow
“When architects want to strengthen a decrepit arch, they increase the load which is laid upon it. For thereby the parts are joined more firmly together.”
Viktor Frankel (Man’s Search For Meaning)
The Hiking “Drug”
If alcohol is a social lubricant, then hiking is a social binder. To go on a hike with a group of people, facilitates the forming of connections in a unique manner.
You’re out there in nature, committed to a mutual endeavor.
When we remove ourselves from our regular “habitat” (the city), and spend a period of time in nature, we respond immediately. Our body reacts to the change of environment as if we were on withdrawal from the city.
It’s very common to feel a sense of unease, in the first hours of a walk. That initial shift challenges our system, and makes us adapt our mindset to the new context.
To go through that transition with a group of people, has impacted me greatly during this year. I had the chance to go on hikes in Spain, Switzerland, Chile and Colombia.
Each time, with different groups or individuals in different contexts. These experiences have educated me on the “magic” of hiking.
We go in as strangers, and we leave as friends, or sometimes even brothers. Continue reading Social hiking – A Platform For Connections