Opinion: “Hike Your Own Hike”- Why Moving Fast in the Mountains isn’t Everything

Opinion: “Hike Your Own Hike”- Why Moving Fast in the Mountains isn’t Everything
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The Pacific Crest Trail. Photo credit: PCT AssociationAs readers of a ski industry publication, I think we can universally agree that there is something inherently special about moving in the mountains– whether it be on skis, snowboard, bike, or foot. Disagreement, however, may start to occur when defining what exactly makes moving in the mountains so extraordinary. For some, that amazing feeling stems from overcoming challenges that the mountains present. For others, it’s the pure thrill of ascending and descending in these incredible landscapes through their preferred medium. And yet still, for others, moving in the mountains offers a chance to be present and appreciate the natural, awe-inspiring beauty that surrounds them. Ultimately, we all have our own reasons why we return, time and time again, to the mountains.

As of late, I’ve been covering a lot of F.K.T’s (Fastest Known Times) that have occurred this summer in the thru-hiking and trail running.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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