As I write this all of us are quarantined. We can go out of doors alone to exercise or for a walk as long as we stay ten feet away from people. I am not sure who determined ten feet as the magic number. I thought that a sneeze traveled much farther. Anyway, here we are waiting to see if we are going to die. I am 74 so the experts say there is a good chance I am a goner if I get this Covid-19 sickness. So I would say that everything is indeed fu*cked as the title to the book I reviewed says.
What To Do
So go hiking!! Just be sure you are alone. I go early enough that nobody is on the trail. If I encounter anyone I go by them pretty fast except for one woman and she blows by me even faster. They have closed the campgrounds, but I do not think they ave closed the trails.
So what better way to relieve the stress of waiting to die that getting out into nature. Getting some good exercise and letting the elements beat you up. You will come back refreshed and ready to take on the next week of being quarantined.
If for some reason your health will not allow you to hike go walking. Walking by yourself in a park with trees is in some ways even better the hiking. Did I really just say that? Well, think about it. It is less stress on the body and less stress means you will probably last longer over time. Hiking can beat you up pretty bad. It is bad on the knees, but even if you have bad knees or hips you can do a little walking.
Walking is my plan for when I am not physically able to climb mountains. My goal is to be able to keep climbing mountains until I am 85. Of course with this new virus trying to kill me I am not so sure I will make it.
The bottom line is if you can’t hike then walk! But if you can hike the, by all means, go hiking!