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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Hiking'

Hiking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Hike \Hike\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hiked; p. pr. & vb. n. Hiking.] [Cf. Hitch.] To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like. [Dial. or Colloq.]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Hiking'

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of walking in natural environments, often on hiking trails. It is such a popular activity that there are numerous hiking organizations worldwide. The health benefits of different types of hiking have been confirmed in studies. The word hiking is understood in all English-speaking countries, but there are differences in usage.

In the United States and United Kingdom, hiking refers to cross-country walking of a longer duration than a simple walk and usually over terrain where hiking boots are required. from end-to-end is also referred to as trekking and as thru-hiking in some places, for example on the Appalachian Trail (AT) or Long Trail (LT) in Vermont. The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States.

Hiking is one of the fundamental outdoor activities on which many others are based. Many beautiful places can only be reached overland by hiking, and enthusiasts regard hiking as the best way to see nature. Hikers see it as better than a tour in a vehicle of any kind (or on an animal; see horseback riding) because the hiker's senses are not intruded upon by distractions such as windows, engine noise, airborne dust and fellow passengers. Hiking over long distances or over difficult terrain requires both the physical ability to do the hike and the knowledge of the route and its pitfalls.

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* A funny thing is if you're out hiking and your friend gets bit by a poisonous snake, tell him you're going for help, then go about ten feet and pretend YOU got bit by a snake. Then start an argument about who's going to get help. A lot of guys will start crying. That's why it makes you feel good when you tell them it was just a joke. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

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  • Hikes you must do in Marin County
    While we're pretty much convinced you can't go wrong with when it comes to hiking in Marin, there are some areas you undoubtedly must visit at least once. Read more on this news related to 'Hiking'
  • New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont Offers All-Inclusive September Spa Getaways
    New Life Hiking Spa, one of North America’s top destination spas, is offering an all-inclusive September Spa Getaway until September 26, 2014 (PRWeb August 31, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Vermont_Fall_Foliage/September_Spa_Vacation/prweb12134848.htm Read more on this news related to 'Hiking'
  • New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont Offers a Healthy Twist on Corporate Retreats
    New Life Hiking Spa located in the Green Mountains of Vermont has been in business since 1978, offering guests an award winning, healthy, hiking spa vacation. New Life is now offering Corporate Wellness Retreats where companies can incorporate hiking, yoga and other healthy team building options into their retreat. (PRWeb August 31, 2014) Read the full story at ht Read more on this news related to 'Hiking'

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