”Another comment we hear almost every time we go on the trail is, “I am so proud of you” (meaning that we could actually walk a few miles). ” She would also sometimes respond to a question she didn’t want to answer by saying, “Why are you asking?

Gen X individuals were already fully-formed teens or young adults when computers became mainstream, and Millennials can’t even remember a time before computers.

But, when we first placed our sticky little fingers on a primitive Mac, we were elementary school kids whose brains were curious sponges.

If you can distinctly recall the excitement of walking into your weekly computer lab session and seeing a room full of Apple 2Es displaying the start screen of Oregon Trail, you’re a member of this nameless generation, my friend.

We were the first group of kids who grew up with household computers, but still novel enough to elicit confusion and wonder.

A big part of what makes us the square peg in the round hole of named generations is our strange relationship with technology and the internet.

We came of age just as the very essence of communication was experiencing a seismic shift, and it’s given us a unique perspective that’s half analog old school and half digital new school.

Investigators don’t believe he had been there long and may have hurt himself and been unable to make it back down the trail, possibly on Friday.

We’re an enigma, those of us born at the tail end of the 70s and the start of the 80s.

Here is an example of the rudeness: Two of the ladies have full heads of beautiful white hair. Twice now, someone has said to me, “Are you walking with your mother today?

”The lady she is referring to as my mother is one year younger than me! It is also common for someone to go up to my friend and ask, “How old are you? She was also the queen of the snappy comebacks, and late in her life when a stranger asked how old she was, she simply replied, “Well, how old are YOU?

From the fresh air and scenic views to the natural appreciation that can come from rambling through a trail, spending time in the great outdoors not only enhances your health and improves your mood, but it's also the gateway to everlasting adventure . So go ahead, grab your gear and head outside — it's time to reconnect with nature, one step at a time!