Meaningful conversations. Going deeper. Quality time.
These are the things that we long for, and yet, are lacking in many friendships today.
I am always amazed at the depth of relationships that come from taking a walk with friends.
Hiking provides a unique opportunity to create memories with friends. It is a special time to enjoy the scenery of the outdoors, along with improving health and exploring together.
Friendship benefits can include:
- Longer conversations (what else can you talk about)
- Deeper conversations - by having your eyes focused on the scenery, there is a greater comfort and willingness to confess, share, and expose, as well as share about vision purpose and passion
- Memories - Hikes are memories. They are an experience, that often is more meaningful and different than sitting in a restaurant or working together
Consider hikes that offer 3+ hours of walking. This will truly make a day hike experience that is a powerful memory force.
Photo: Immigrant trail, in Yuba River State Park, near Nevada City, California.