Last March, I dismissed an idea from some colleagues to do “urban hiking” — a trek through the streets of Los Angeles with my CamelBak, GPS, and camera, treated like a regular hike write-up. I thought it’d be boring and unfulfilling — and was worried someone would try to gank my GPS.
Now, it seems like someone’s taken me up on that. Kind of.
Well, I guess I’d be reluctant to call it hiking — strolling, maybe — but these tours are definitely good ways to learn more about your city and keep in touch with friends and colleagues. Whenever I try to get a professional colleague on a hike, I scare them off with large-sounding distances and early starting times on the weekends.
Maybe I should look into this networking thing. Or I’ll just check Walking in L.A. every once in a while and keep going into the mountains on the weekends.