Thursday, April 12, 2012

Why Hike?

Here are a few reasons [pictures found on the Web]:

For those folks who started following my blog in the last several months, you have seen only movie reviews, with occasional book reviews or humor posts.  Since becoming a LAMB I’ve concentrated on movies.  Prior to this, though, I also had done weekly posts on hiking trails, especially ones found in Acadia National Park in Maine.  Now that spring is here, these posts are starting to show up as being read again.  Because of this, I am going to start including new posts that give people tips on hiking trails again.  In these posts I will include photos and sometimes videos I have taken.  Like movies and books, I only write reviews for hiking trails that I have personally experienced.

I have the good fortune to live only a few hours away from one of the most popular national parks in the U.S. (Acadia National Park).  In addition, the state of Maine in general has a lot of activities geared towards the outdoors, and hiking is prominent among them.  Volunteers have built several hundred miles of trails around the state, and, of course, the most famous U.S. trail of all – the Appalachian Trail – comes to its end in Maine.  With both oceans and mountains only a couple hours away from each other, the range of choices for hikers in Maine is great.

I’m going to do a hiking post right after this, then move into my next movie category – Girl Meets Girl.  Watch for future posts on hiking as the weather continues to warm up.

In the meantime, if you are curious you can read a sample hiking post here:


  1. I've done a little bit of mountain hiking, and I really enjoy it. What I love about hiking up a mountain is that the "reward" (re: the view, feeling of accomplishment, etc.) is exactly the same no matter if you do the hike in one hour or seven hours. Hiking is good stuff.

  2. @siochembio - I completely agree. I am a "day hiker". I don't camp out over night, or do long, multi-day hikes. I have hiked the better part of some days, though.

  3. I love nature and try and spend as much time as I can outside. I will really be looking forward to reading your hiking posts. My husband and I take scenic jeep day trips around Arizona.

    Beautiful pictures by the way..

  4. @Dawn - Thanks. I've never gotten to the southwest, but I've seen my share of pictures from there. I know those trips must be nice.