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Selfies in the Woods: 13 Hiking Selfies for 2013

 

Ansel Adams would be happy to know he was cremated after death; otherwise he would be rolling around in his grave millions of times a day. Pictures of nature were one reserved for rugged travelers who carrying tons of camera equipment over many miles, now they are being snapped by every hiker in America. With the ease and simplicity of taking pictures, we no longer take picture of locations. Instead we take pictures of ourselves, celebrating being a part of nature. Taking “selfies” proves, through posting on social media, that we love the great outdoors. It isn’t enough to see just the scenery, now we need proof that we were there in person. Selfies, for good or ill, are here to stay.

 

Since the word “Selfie” was named the 2013 Word of the Year, as well as being added to the Oxford Online Dictionary, we have put together 13 of the “best” types of selfies people have done over the past year. Love them or hate them, these exist and will be for a long time.

 

 

 

The 13 Types of Hiking Selfies for 2013

 

1)      The “I am so Epic” Selfie

Standing on top of Mount Ellinor

Standing on top of Mount Ellinor

 

2)      The “Shadow” Selfie

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

 

3)      The “Lone Hiker/Camera” on a Timer Selfie

One is the loneliest number

One is the loneliest number

 

4)      The “I’m Excited for no reason” Selfie

Stoked to stand on a log

Stoked to stand on a log

 

5)      The “I use Hiking Poles” Selfie

#TeamTrekingPoles

#TeamTrekkingPoles

 

6)      The “I Love my Feet” Selfie

Laid back

Laid back

 

7)      The “Outhouse” Selfie

Don't drop your camera

Don’t drop your camera

 

8)      The “I Swear you guys, I was flying” Selfie

I believe I can Fly

I believe I can Fly

 

9)      The “Group Hiking is Rad” Selfie

Image From: http:shwayze23.wordpress.com20131113flatiron-mountain-4860-ft-siphon-draw-trail

Image From: http:shwayze23.wordpress.com20131113flatiron-mountain-4860-ft-siphon-draw-trail

 

10)   The “John Muir” Selfie

Welcome to my world, son!

Welcome to my world, son!

 

11)   The “I love America” Selfie

Team America

Team America

 

12)   The “Beer Can” Selfie

Rainier Beer and Mount Rainier

Rainier Beer and Mount Rainier

 

13)   The “Reflecting on life” Selfie

Pro tip: Clean your sunglasses

Pro tip: Clean your sunglasses

 

 

Finally, be glad we didn’t do a post about Twerking, which was the another “Word of the Year”.

http://mashable.com/2013/08/27/twerk-twerking-oxford-dictionary/

 

 

 Editors note: We are aware that not all of our selfies are handheld and we don’t care.

 

 

BONUS: The “Rad Family” Selfie

Sent to us from “Friend of the blog”, @MooseFish sent us this image and we had to share. Check out his website as well!! LINK: http://www.moosefish.com/cgi-bin/package_display.pl?packageID=1872

The family that hikes together...

The family that hikes together…

 

Thanks!!

One Response so far.

  1. […] Selfies have become a part of hiking, for good or ill. I have taken my fair share and will inevitably take many more this year. We took a lot last year and even put together a list of the styles we thought were most popular: http://exotichikes.com/selfies-in-the-woods-13-hiking-selfies-of-2013/ […]

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