|Trekking from Bear Campsite to Mt Irau, Malaysia. (pix credit to Cheong Ee Lic)|
Date a girl who hikes. Date a girl who spends money on quality rucksack, hiking wear and camping gear instead of expensive jewellery, a closet of high-heeled shoes and facials at beauty salons. She has problem with heavy make up because she is always active and looks younger. Date a girl who has a list of mountains she wants to scale, who has had strong legs ever since she started hike at school.
|Large snail at Mt Yong Yap, Malaysia|
She’s the little girl who lives in the rough, or trains herself to be strong to withstand the long physical hours of hiking. But it does not make her less feminine for she is afraid to be alone. Be her extra supporter, and never leave her behind in the dark. She’s not afraid of getting leech and mossies’ bites, bruises and scars, dirty hands and wet pants, and wears the same clothes in the journey into the wildlife. But it does not make her careless of her beauty for her skin is tender; or her presentation for she adores dresses and accessories. Be her shield, let yourself be the first to be bitten and get dirty or wet.
Show her the waterfall or river, and she jumps into cold water like mermaid. Water is scarce in backcountry mountain, and it is indeed a treasure for her to smell like rose. The spring water rejuvenates her in and out. And you will see a true nymph in her.
|At Mt Agung after a climb & camp at Mt Rinjani. Both mountains are in Indonesia|
Or better yet, date a girl who organises hiking trips.
|Girls camped at Kem Orkid and dayhiked to G. Hantu Besar for sunrise|
This article inspired from "Date a girl who reads" by Rosemarie Urquico. I used to read a lot but now more into hiking and still reading but less attention span than before. I write to share that girls who hike have little girl inside them, just they do not have the chance to show it due to the harsh world that girls have to fend off on their own for safety. "The girl who hikes" is not limited to girls who do hardcore hiking & camping, but also the girls who hike that have similar personalities described above for they are true lover of nature.