NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY | JUNE 20
Going beyond desk exercise, National Hike with a Geek Day on June 20th summons the techies, geeks, IT gurus, and gamers to push away the keyboard and strike out across the inviting landscapes of nature.
The day isn’t limited to the tech-savvy who speak in code. Nor is it just for emoticon-loving, web-surfing fact finders. If you have ever texted your significant other from another room or checked to see if Alexa has the skill to restart the dryer, you probably fit the criteria for this celebration. Both as a way to unplug from technology and to re-engage with the people around them, #HikeWithAGeekDay calls to all those who can pronounce osmium correctly the first time, the number crunchers, and every area of scientific study to refresh and stretch their horizons.
June 20th is also the summer solstice. It’s the perfect time to grab your nearest, dearest geek and plunge into the neighboring wilderness for some adventure.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY
Geeks beware! You’ll be cajoled, coaxed, and perhaps prodded by friends and loved ones. But, this is your day. Go, take the lead. When asked, surprise them by whipping out your hiking boots, map, and compass. Friends and family, don’t be surprised if your geeks have been waiting for just this moment all along. Visit hikingwithgeeks.com for inspiration or motivation.
Use #HikeWithAGeekDay to share your adventure on social media. You can also explore these 12 Family-Friendly Hikes in the United States.
NATIONAL HIKE WITH A GEEK DAY HISTORY
Hiking with Geeks, now known as Geek Adventures, founded National Hike with a Geek Day to give friends with geeks an opportunity to entice them outdoors into the fresh air where journies, human interactions, and exploration take place outside the virtual world. Mendel Kurland founded Hiking with Geeks in 2016 when he realized he had been skipping out on Mother Nature.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Hike with a Geek Day to be observed annually in 2017.