Ten signs you’re a hiker (or other outdoors person)

If you display any of these signs – plus a few not mentioned here because I’m trying to keep the list down to 10 – you just might be a hiker.

  1. Your list of “in case of emergency, please contact” numbers includes your hikers’ group.
  2. Your favorite eau-de-toilette (or perfume or cologne) is Deep Woods Off.
  3. If you have to use the restroom, you tell people, “I have to step off the trail.”
  4. Your idea of formal wear includes cargo pants, and the dominant fabric in your wardrobe is Gore-Tex.
  5. Your heart rate goes up when you’re reading the latest REI catalog.
  6. You can talk for hours about magnetic declination and boxing a compass.
  7. You’ve ever taken a selfie by a canoe in the L.L. Bean store in Freeport.
  8. John Muir and Mary Jane Colter are your patron saints.
  9. You have enough moleskin, Ace bandages and Benadryl to stock a hospital.
  10. You think that the annual Easter egg hunt would be a lot more fun if it involved geocaching.
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One thought on “Ten signs you’re a hiker (or other outdoors person)

  1. Jeanne Roll

    Marshmallows are in the same taste category as cotton candy–all sweet and no other salty/sour/bitter/umami gustatory sensation. Mom the ex-Girl Scout still says:”Meh”.


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