I don’t know about you, but when those frigid January days hit, I start to think about summer hiking. I pick out the places I want to hike in the coming season and pore over maps, guides, and blogs. I dream about extended daylight, bright sunshine, and warm temperatures. Summer hiking seems like a wonderful fantasy where everything is amazing all the time.
Artist Geolyn Carvin is here to remind us that while we all love hiking, there are some things about it that are a little more ridiculous than pleasant. But doesn’t that just make us like it even more? The type 2 fun aspect of hiking can’t be denied, where the situation is miserable while you are in it, but afterward, it’s a great story that you love to look back on.
In her new book, On the Trail with Boots McFarland, Vol. 1, Carvin illustrates all the things about hiking that you just have to laugh at, but hopefully the absurdities don’t keep you from getting outside anyway. Here are a few of my favorites:
Can you relate? Check out Carvin’s new book and find more Boots cartoons on her website.