Solitude—Silence—Remoteness. For many, these are the experiences to seek out even when hiking with others. Here are some suggestions for increasing the sense of personal solitude when hiking with either others or by oneself.
These are just some of the tactics one can use to achieve more solitude. Which are especially appealing? Can you think of more? Is it possible to experience a real sense of solitude while hiking in small groups, especially with fellow hikers who like to talk?
The above information is only part of a much longer article. The sub-topics listed below are developed in-depth in this complete article: Solo Hiking and the Search For Solitude.
Motivations for Solo Hiking and Backpacking
Author’s Experiences and Motivations
Regarding the Dangers of Solo Hiking
Soloing as an Ethical and Societal Issue
Solo Hikers With No Responsibilities To Others
Suggestions for Increasing Solitude in the Backcountry
Additional Issues for Reflection