I love to hike and do most of mine on the Barton Creek trail here in Austin. I also love to dream of great adventures. Lately I have been combining the two by listening to podcast's of Andrew Skurka's attempt of the Great Western Loop while hiking. I really like his beliefs and his focus on reducing the impact we have on our planet. If you want a little adventure in your life, check him out!
Here is an exerpt from his web page. "On April 9th Andrew Skurka began his attempt to become the first person
to complete the Great Western Loop, a 6,875-mile footpath that consists
of a network of five existing long-distance hiking trails and a
self-made segment through the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts. He will begin
from Grandview Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and so long
as things go well he will return there seven months later, in
early-November, after having passed through many of the most cherished
and pristine wild lands in the Lower 48, including 12 National Parks
and over 75 wilderness areas. The Great Western Loop highlights the
cumulative magnificence of America's West, its long-distance trail
system, and its National Parks, while also highlighting the
environmental and ecological threats that they all share."