I love to hike! I probably hit the trails about 4-5 times a week. I hike anywhere from about 1-1/2 hours at a time.
I don't wear a heart monitor/calorie counter but fellow hikers who do wear them tell me they burn about 500 calories an hour. They are approximately my size/weight.
All I have to say is that it is a great way to burn mega calories, get in touch with nature, and get some good, fresh air. 500 calories burned means I get to eat more! YEAH!!
I live in central Arizona so its anywhere from 40-70 degrees right now when I hike. I don't mean to rub it into anyone who lives in horribly, cold weather.
Just to make you feel better..it gets anywhere from about 100-115 here in the summer! Feel better now?
Anyways, hiking is awesome and I just wondered who else enjoys it as much as I do?