INSPIRATIONAL HIKING GET YOU MOTIVATED My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers. They are able who think they are able. Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise. I like being near the top of a mountain. One can’t get lost here. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. Walking is a man's best medicine. DEET is nature's cologne. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Carry as little as possible, but choose that little with care. To travel, to experience and learn: that is to live. Sleeping bags are the soft tacos of the bear world. Hike Your Own Hike.