50 Hilarious Reasons To Take A Hike

By the Wild Women On Top Team

Here are Wild Women On Top's favourite funny reasons to take a hike this weekend. If mentions of bodily functions (wee, poo, sweat etc.) or the thought of having no phone reception stress you out, this post is not for you. 

1. Because it's important to learn to wee in the bush (helpful in case of zombie apocalypse)

2. Because dirt is good for you

3. Because sweat is sexy 

4. Because you'll look better naked

5. Because it's good for your mental health

6. Because it helps prevent diabetes

7. Because you'll make new friends

8. Because it's better 'you' time than a manicure

9. Because you're worth it

10. Because it's fun

11. Because the view from the top is magic

12. Because you'll get to feel the "good" kind of sore

13. Because perfect hair is overrated

14. Because tick bites are only temporary

15. Because post-hike brunch tastes better

16. Because nature doesn’t care if you have wrinkles

17. Because hiking takes your breath away (in a good way)

18. Because nobody cares what you look like

19. Because complete strangers become friends

20. Because you’ll learn how to move your body naturally

21. Because you get to wee/poo with a view

22. Because you can forget about housework

23. Because there’s no little people hanging on to you

24. Because post-hike chocolate milkshakes are the best

25. Because who likes treadmills anyway

26. Because there’s no chores up on a mountain 

27. Because when your kids are old enough to join you, it’s the best kind of bonding

28. Because your kids get to pick up bugs and slugs and be real kids

29. Because the post-hike high lasts the entire day 

30. Because it’s one of the few sports you can do for your whole life!

31. Because sunrises and sunsets are 100 times more awesome on a hike

32. Because of all the opportunities for fabulous photo memories

33. Because there’s no phone reception

34. Because you can forget about things that stress you out

35. Because you’ll find many new uses for wet wipes

36. Because you’ll find new secret hideouts

37. Because taking off a heavy pack after hours of hiking is the best feeling ever

38. Because every workout is an adventure

39. Because you’ll have a good excuse for being late (“I got lost!”)

40. Because you can take insta-worthy photos to inspire others

41. Because you never know what stunning scenery is around the corner

42. Because you never regret a hike

43. Because it’s free, easy, accessible and fun

44. Because you don’t have to worry if someone wiped down the machine before you

45. Because it'll give you more glow than retinol 

46. Because there’s no little people watching you wee

47. Because you solve the world’s problems chatting with your bestie 

48. Because you’ll have deep and meaningful conversations

49. Because you might get lost

50. Because you’ll find yourself

What are your favourite, funny reasons to go hiking? Come and tell us in our Wild Women Community on Facebook. 

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