So why am I talking about solo hiking? Well look, a friend asked me recently ‘what was up’ with all of my solo expeditions through the wilderness (let’s just say this stemmed from a snapchat I sent of me laughing manically while I ran across a very rocky mountain ridge) and why I would put myself in such danger of doing so alone. There are a lot of articles out there (I won’t name names, but some are good, some are bad) that touch on both the physical and psychological gains of being a solo hiker. If you enjoy a good solo hike like me, you will probably resonate with the reasons as to why I love solo hiking below.