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Hobby: hiking

This post has been inspired by the next weeks's MakroTex challenge. The theme is hobby. Hmm, which one to choose among all those leisure activities I love? After changing my mind several times, I chose hiking and trekking, also to be able to post photos of plants and landscapes, my favourites and what this blog is about.

We love walking in beautiful natural environments, especially hilly and mountainous. The most recent photos haven't been taken by me, but I post them with the kind permission of the family member that took them (in August) in Piedmont, Italy. Thank you, D.!

Recently I read about the Leave No Trace movement, which offers a set of guidelines for low-impact hiking:

"Leave nothing but footprints.
Take nothing but photos.
Kill nothing but time.
Keep nothing but memories".

Have a lovely day!

19 kommenttia:

  1. Lovely pictures! I am sure that is an excellent place for hiking and trekking, a good place to enjoy nature. I like the guidelines for low-impact hiking. Have a good Sunday!

    1. I just noticed it is not Sunday today. It's Saturday, so have a good Saturday!

  2. Awesome scenery! I love hiking too in the hills near us but this area is breathtaking!
    Happy Saturday!

  3. An excellent hobby ! Wandering through breath-takingly beautiful sceneries,
    stopping on a mountain top or by a babbling brook. I love those Leave no Tracks
    instructions. Very wise :)

  4. Excercise for the body and rest for the soul. Fantastic sceneries!

  5. Wow, what a gorgeous place. The scenic views are lovely. Have a happy weekend!

  6. Kerrassaan upeat maisemat! En ole vuosiin ostanut perinteisiä matkamuistoja. Jonkun opaskirjan olen hankkinut ja kuvia on tullut otettua. Oikein mukavaa viikonloppua sinulle!

  7. Wonderful place for hiking and resting ♥ I mostly love the natural pool of the waterfall ♥♥♥
    Thanks for sharing with us ♥♥
    Hugs and kisses

  8. Gorgeous scenery! Must be lovely walking there! Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. There's a stunning butterfly in one of those pics, think it's a fritillary of some kind. And as for that waterfal, glorious...

  10. Haastelin sinut kesäkuvahaasteeseen jonka olet jo varmaan saanutkin, ei tarvitse vastailla, mutta teki mieli....huh mikä paikka tuo onkaan, menisin varmaan sekaisin lopullisesti jos tuonne päätyisin. Parempi pysytellä täällä Suomen kamaralla vaan :) Kiitos matkakuvista!

  11. Beautiful photos. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  12. Beautufl photo's.
    Butterfly bushes remain beautiful, but also the Italian scenery is nice.

    Love, Gerry

  13. Yours and D's photos are beautiful. I also enjoy hiking and walking but I guess my first hobby is photography. Have a beautiful week.

  14. Thank you for your visit and kind words.
    Even my hobby is hiking.
    Beautiful nature pictures.
    Lots of love

  15. The 'Leave No Trace' ideal is well known here as well - not that everyone follows it but good folks will pick up what others have left behind.
    Was that butterfly bush growing wild Sara? It is one plant I could never be without because I love the scent so much and the fact that it attracts the hummers and butterflies.
    Hubby and I haven't done much all terrain walking but now that we've both had our torn meniscus repaired we hope to get out more in Florida next February. I'd really like one of those poles for walking with a camera mount on top.

  16. Noissa maisemissa passaakin patikoida!

  17. Upeat maisemat patikointiin:)

  18. I love love love hiking...escursioni! Every year we visit trentino alto adige and go on hikes every day. I leave feeling so rested and at peace with myself and with the world. I love it so much. Thank you for taking me back to those beautiful memories I have of this past summer :-)


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