Like blogging, hiking keeps my mind focus and fresh. (I talk about it in my "About" section.)
In hiking, I am able to completely function more.
All of my five senses fully function on a hike. (Also, my 5 senses were mentioned in two of my old blog entries, "The Human Brain," and "A Letter To Her."
TASTE - Any type of snack and drink that I bring on my hike.
SMELL - Trees, plants, stinky dog or cow poop, fresh of outdoor air, and many other smells. I smell more plants as I breathe in more oxygen, due to photosynthesis.
SEE - Living things around me. No tunnel vision. Also, stay and wander. Watch and observe living creatures. The art of curiosity.
TOUCH - One step at a time, I touch nature. I challenge myself in hiking pathways that vary from its rockiness, roughness, flatness, and hilliness. Before us, nature was created.
HEAR - Natural sound than hearing music through an electronic device. Birds chirping, bees buzzing, squirrels gnawing, and etc. I hear noises from far away. Once I walk closer, it becomes quiet. (Living creatures hear my footsteps.)
I am fully engaged on a hike.
Luckily, all of my senses are still functioning. I am not getting any younger.
Go what with what you can sense on a hike. Start your journey.