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Why rock stacking hurts the wilderness

A special chapter could be written about rock stacking or stone balancing, the activity whereby people balance rocks on top of each other in order to make unusual shapes or formations. They can in some…

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Happiness in hiking

Sometimes, when I hike, I experience true happiness in its simplest, plainest form. It’s not in the past with somebody else or in the future in a different place. It’s there, with me, my old hiking boots, a cool breeze, an oak’s shadow, a rusty wooden knife and a ripe avocado.


My favourite 10 hikes of 2016

It’s time to motivate myself for the next season, 2017, by summing up my hikes of 2016! For my “hiking career” it was an interesting year. I moved from New Zealand back to Europe which allowed…


Why I love hiking

I hike because I’m tired of using disposable plastic gloves in supermarkets to pick a banana to put into my polyurethane shopping basket, I’m tired of buying green cakes topped with artificial cherries on foam…