Monday, December 29, 2014


Hiking trips in BC will change your life

Number Three: It's Real

We all spend too much time on computers and indoors under fluorescent lights. Or texting and watching TV (often texting while watching TV).

This unwanted side-effect of the electronic age is called Nature Deficit Disorder (NDD). The term was coined by author Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods in order to explain how our societal disconnect with nature is affecting today's children. Louv says we have entered a new era of suburban sprawl that restricts outdoor play, in conjunction with a plugged-in culture that draws people indoors. This lack of routine contact with nature may result in stunted academic and developmental growth as well as serious physical and mental health issues.

Hiking encourages you to step away from your desk and step back out into nature. It’s a chance to experience the world directly and without a filter, and to rediscover the rhythms of the day and the seasons. Hiking is an unscripted experience where spontaneity is the rule. Even a trail hiked many times before will deliver surprises that keep boredom at bay.

When one goes on hiking trips in BC, particularly in the Chilcotin Mountains it's not unusual to spot bears with their cubs wondering the hill sides, mountain goat and big horn sheep grazing on the mountain tops, Bald Eagles perched high in trees, spring wildflowers, squirrel's, woodpeckers, chipmunks, deer and much more. All in a less than a day. The abundance of nature you'll see on hiking trips in BC is virtually unparalleled.

What can I say? Reality beats reality TV any day.

Nature Deficit Disorder

Connecting with nature is not simply a matter of going for a walk and getting some fresh air, rather, it involves getting away from the bright lights and city noise and immersing oneself in a true wilderness experience. Here at Chilcotin Holidays we see time and time again how wilderness experiences have such a profound affect on people that it changes who they are. Confidence, leadership, self belief, a sense of connectedness and clarity are just a few of the things that people gain through their wilderness experience. Find out about hiking trips in BC by contacting us today.


About Unknown

We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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