Nothing like a good afternoon hike to solidify the bonds of friendship. Me and my best friends live in different cities now, as that’s another thing that comes with growing up, but even still we manage to see each other a couple of times in the year. During that time, in the summer particularly one of my favourite things to do with them is go for a hike. I may not always seem like it, mainly because of my absolute hatred of bugs, but I love the outdoors especially when the activity involves a hike. There is just always something magical about it and getting to spend that time with a friend too is just that much more amazing. The adventures always fun and the end is always calmingly satisfying, like you accomplished something or discovered something great along the way. I guess that’s kind of like friendship, in a way; it all starts off as some fun journey and somewhere down the line you realize you’ve made this incredible friend and everything seems even better than before.