One of my guilty pleasures is to listen to audio books while doing long hikes. It is the best of both worlds. Hiking and Reading!
I just download the audio book on my little iPod that I’ve had for years and once I’m on the trail, I take a listen. I started doing this years before iPods and even CDs. I used to carry around a cassette player and listen to books on tape when I did powerline clearance work. Which is just as boring as it sounds.
All day, no matter the weather, I’d walk under powerlines to determining which trees needed to be cut or removed. Books on tape allowed me to escape to Ireland, Norway, Iceland, Australia and a few places not found on any traditional map.
While I typically listen to the woods while I hike, sometimes it is nice to change things up a bit and listen to someone tell me a story.
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