Hike All The Trails
Cincinnati Hiking Trails are numerous
I’ve be so blessed to meet many of the wonderful people who have read my book 60 Hikes within 60 Miles Cincinnati. I really enjoy meeting other Cincinnati Hikers especially when I bump into them along one of the many Cincinnati hiking trails.
Cincinnati Parks, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation aka Great Parks have hundreds of miles of trails waiting for you to hike them.
Go a little farther out in the Greater Cincinnati Area and you have an ample variety of hiking trails waiting to be explored.
That’s why I’ve decided to issue a challenge to you to hike the Greater Cincinnati Area and Cincinnati Hiking Trails.
“HIKE ALL THE TRAILS” (Which is a Hyperbole and Half blog reference joke. And, a completely and totally awesome blog and book. If you haven’t treated yourself to a good laugh in a while get Hyperbole and a Half. If you buy it through my Amazon link, I get a wee little bit that will help me buy new hiking boots. Everyone wins!)
I’m challenging all of you to, “HIKE ALL THE TRAILS!”
Get out more and hike. Drag along your spouse, the kids, a friend. Don’t worry about the dog, she/he will likely be dragging you!
As the year progresses, I’ve got big plans and will be hiking new trails and new areas. I’ll share my adventures with all of you and maybe if all the stars align I’ll have enough for a book to share with you and the hiking world.
Hikes don’t need to be long and arduous. You can take a short hike and it still counts. Slow down and enjoy the company with you especially if your company is yourself. Unplug the headphones, turn off the ringer on the cellphone, and tune into the wonderful numinous world around you. (Click on the link for the definition.)
Post your hikes and hashtag #hikeallthetrails on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
Need help getting started on your hiking adventures? No problem. Here are some things you are going to need or need to know:
- Sturdy shoes and good socks (I like SmartWool) Hiking boots aren’t essential but if you are hiking a lot of hilly or rocky areas you’ll appreciate the extra support.
- Water wicking clothes. No cotton. Cotton Kills is the common phrase because cotton likes to get wet and when it does it sucks heat away from your body — which is bad.
- Lots of water and some high calorie snacks to refuel along the hike
- Maps. Maps and descriptions of the trails you are planning to hike. Realize that land managers often reroute trails to mitigate damage to the area. The more maps you have the merrier.
- A pencil to mark on the map where you are so you can track your progress.
Need more info: Click Here to see several of my posts on water supply, food, hiking in snow, and hiking in cold weather.