We are going over various types of hikers that we meet along the trail when out enjoying nature and today we are featuring the Granola Hiker.
The “Granola Hiker” is that person we meet along the trail that we have a hard time figuring out “does this person live out here” or “one day I’ll hike as much as they do”. This hiker typically has calf muscles larger than most peoples’ biceps and as the name implies always has some assortment of granola in the backpack or fanny-pack. Always into the light weight hike, the Granola hiker will undoubtedly be carrying the Tarpestry mini so they can easily take it out for a quick pit stop to decipher the types of trees and birds, take a swig of water and chomp down two or three almonds and one off brand m&m.
Encountering the granola hiker on the trail can be a bit intimidating as they are normally passing us. We’re not talking about the passing us in different direction kind of passing but more the “making you look slow” kind of passing. Although the granola hiker is highly interested in the wildlife, trees, rivers, scenery and so on, they are so experienced that they just know how to hike at super speeds without breaking the tiniest sweat, and while going for hours off a few drops of water and a few dehydrated mango slices. But let it be known that if you do encounter a granola hiker on your path to the mountain top, they will always be kind enough to offer an almond or two, or a (1oz) sip of water to the weary before they march on.