Ho- Ho- Ho, fellow hikers – yes, it’s that time of year again when we are hoping to be richly rewarded for being good throughout the year. Indeed, Santa Claus has a Christmas gift for a hiker kept indoors for this holiday season, right there in the digital stocking.
Shall we have a look, then at my gift for a hiker?
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For those among you who are still wondering what Easy Hiking is all about, here is a long description of a journey through the South of France – including wine, gluttony and afternoon naps under the shade of a chestnut tree. C’est magnifique!
For those among you who do not go much for small adventures but prefer “the real thing”, how about this: 2000 miles walking the border through deserts and mountain ranges under the close eye of Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers?
For those among you who are looking for reasons to stay well clear of natural hazards of any kind: a tale that features gale force winds, monsoon rains and lightning strong enough to lift an adult man clean into the air, all in the middle of an average American summer.
For those among you who are looking for something new that everybody can try: a story about hiking in the dark.
And finally, for those among you who do not care much for hiking at all: here is something about Chinese tourists in Europe, totally smirk-free and full of fascinating insights. So that’s how they see us!