8 Practical Problems to Avoid When Hiking Alone

Not a comprehensive list, but some half-baked pointers.

Alec Zaffiro
ILLUMINATION

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North Cheyenne Cañon Park, photo by author

1. Avoid thinking you’re weird for hiking alone.

Obviously, if you’re hiking alone, you’re kind of weird at face value.

But you’re not a total freak.

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Alec Zaffiro
ILLUMINATION

I write to think and organize my ideas. I like psychology, philosophy, and self-improvement—em dashes are my specialty. Not an expert.*