After some dabbling in uphill walking, a trip to Colorado provided the opportunity to do justice to the word hiking. This is a state literally built in and around mountains, with songs about the mountains in it. So of course an amateur hiker could just hop on a trail and be fine.
But surprisingly enough, my outdoor encounter was quite manageable! No scaling sides of rocks; the state has done a great job of having well-marked paths to follow. The only problem is you’re witnessing the majesty of nature then witnessing some more and then you’re like “oh now I have to walk back those 3 miles I came.” But it’s downhill so everything’s fine.
So much majesty.