50 Things You Can Do While Hiking

By The Wild Women On Top Team

There are many reasons why hiking is not like other exercise. It's fun, for starters. It's outdoors. It's social. It's free. It's accessible. 

But it's also a great way to multitask. There's heaps of things you can do while you're hiking - some of them fun, some of them productive, some just part of the adventure. 

Here are our favourites...

  1. Meditate
  2. Problem solve
  3. Connect with new friends
  4. Tell stories
  5. Eat chocolate
  6. Brainstorm business strategy
  7. Vent about your problems
  8. Dodge spider webs
  9. Contemplate your finances
  10. Contemplate your wardrobe
  11. Contemplate your lover
  12. Help your kids with their times tables
  13. Give your kids bike-riding practice
  14. Plan your next adventure
  15. Smell the flowers
  16. Think about phoning your Mum
  17. Phone your Mum
  18. Leave your Mum a voicemail
  19. Ponder your relationship with your Mum
  20. Duck under branches
  21. Sip a takeaway latte in your favourite mug
  22. Chat to your friends
  23. Find a clifftop lookout for a cuppa
  24. Change a tampon (true story)
  25. Take a pee in a hygienic environment
  26. Laugh till it hurts
  27. Dance 
  28. Spot whales
  29. Fight with your kids
  30. Fight with your lover
  31. Get some perspective
  32. See the bigger picture
  33. Reconnect with your lover
  34. Hold hands with your lover
  35. Kiss your lover
  36. Share secrets with your friends
  37. Count sheep
  38. Count kangaroos
  39. Count puddles
  40. Laugh with your son
  41. Laugh AT your son
  42. Scamper with your daughter
  43. Leap streams
  44. Slip over
  45. Climb trees
  46. Fall over
  47. Plan what you're buying your family for Christmas
  48. Plan what you're buying yourself for Christmas
  49. Destress from work issues
  50. Have an adventure…

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