Some days, Sara and I just need to go hiking.  We need to travel through deep woods and over high rocks.  We need to move at a speed that reminds us just how many muscles we actually have.  We need to pass under tall trees, to smell the peppery scent of ferns.  We have to get far enough away from the road that the omnipresent din of traffic fades from the background.  Today, we didn’t go birding.  We went hiking.

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.