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On a speed hike, making a half way point can be a point of exhilaration. But it doesn’t always have to be that way…

I’ve always thought speed hikers were the crème de crème of trekkers and aspired to be the fastest hiker I could be—until this season. This year, I experimented with hiking in new styles—slower styles—that emphasized challenges other than speed such as navigation, language barriers, and technicality. In an article I wrote as a guest post for Section Hiker, I explore how slower styles of walking can be just as rewarding as speed hiking. What do you think? Read more here…