Hiking Examples

Hiking is broad term used to describe the activity of long and vigorous walks in nature, often done on trails.

Key things to look for when identifying images of hiking:

  • Individual(s) walking upright in a natural setting
  • Sometimes holding staff, stick, or poles
  • Usually wearing a backpack or waist pack and hiking boots

 

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Hiking Examples

Example Image 1: Woman hiking to cliff-dwelling, Glen Canyon, Utah, 1962

Woman hiking to cliff dwelling

This image is from the Bruce Berger Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

While this image was taken at a distance, a person walking up a rock face in a natural setting visible left of center.  Despite the incline of the rock, the person is walking upright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example Image 2: Man hiking through aspen trees, 1931

This image is from the Wasatch Mountain Club Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

Man walking upright in a natural setting of aspen trees and wearing a backpack.

 

 

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Example Image 3: Mary Stegner and her dog on a hiking trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona, circa 1945

Woman hiking with dog

This image is from the Wallace Stegner Photograph Collection and courtesy of the Multimedia Archives, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.

Woman stopped for photo while walking upright in a natural setting, on a trail or footpath, with dog on a leash, and wearing boots. All of these are hallmarks of hiking.

 

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