We all have our reasons for hiking. For Carolyn Burkhart, it is the connection she feels to the wilderness. For author Cheryl Strayed, it was a way to rediscover who she was.
But not all of us are long-distance hikers. For the majority of hikers, hitting the trail is a chance to get away from the rush of daily life.
We asked some people with hiking in their blood where they like to hike and why.