I often invite people hiking and I generally find that half of people will say they are interested, and about half of those will actually come. For many people, the driving is too much (4+ hours RT), or their schedules are too booked (can't give up a whole day). But, for others, they don't see the appeal. It's hard for me to explain because, when you just describe it by the actions alone, it sounds silly (I drive 200 miles to walk 10, up a hill and back down).

I know people hike for a variety of reasons, so I am curious what drives us most of the time.