Ok, it’s Frank here. I don’t usually hike in anything but shorts, no matter what the season.
I don’t walk in a skirt and neither does Sue. We’ve never found a good reason until a few days ago.
We came across an article at Dressed in Dirt.
This excellent site, subtitled the tips and tales of a female backpacker is run by Adelaide Brown.
Adelaide is a writer currently living in Portland, OR, she runs the Portland Women’s Outdoor Club and has done “a good bit of travel” including a few months on the Appalachian Trail.
Anyway, back to the story, what is the big advantage of wearing a shirt hiking? Drumroll…… pee-ability (a new word invented by Adelaide)
I am NOT going into the details here, as I am NO expert on female peeing issues while hiking (and never plan to become educated….. ever) but Adelaide makes a great case in her article – Why you should hike in a skirt (or at least think about it) Hint, there is more than one reason, all pretty good, even for males….
p.s. If you want to read another funny post by Adelaide – check out this one titled: I am not cute , it made me laugh, a lot!
All right you fashion guru’s, question time.
Have you ever done a long distance hike in a skirt? (we’re not talking a day stroll here)
Would you wear a shirt now you have been fully briefed?
Any males out there, what is your opinion of wearing a skirt on a multi day trip?
Females, can you see the advantages?
Keep it nice.