Not everyone agrees on the definition of “hiking”. When some people talk to me about going on a hike, they show me pictures of a park with an asphalt trail winding through it. To me, that’s just a long walk. A hike needs dirt and either woods or hills or both. You should have to watch where you step and you should be breathing hard by the time you’re finished. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I get excited when I find one that isn’t yet another walk through a suburban park. I really like this trail I found at 127th and S. Clare Rd. Uneven surface, fallen tree across the path, woods, hills … yeah, that’s a hike.
Chris L. Meyers is the author of the Legends of Aeo fantasy series and a variety of short stories. He loves creating new and interesting worlds full of believable characters and unexpected twists. He is also a geek who loves writing software and playing with vintage computers.