Via The New York Times

“Published: August 6, 1995

If you are interested in making hiking more enjoyable, I would suggest you look into joining a hiking club [ “Walking Is a Gentle Exercise,” July 16 ] . Hiking alone can be dangerous. Hiking with a small group is safer and pleasanter. Fellow hikers not only make good companions, but come to each others’ aid, as well as share information about map and compass readings, tips on how much water to bring on a hot day, how to dress sensibly, etc.”

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