Marinel de Jesus at the second highest pass on the 30km "holy" trail in Yading Nature Preserve, Sichuan Province, China. Source: browngaltrekker.com

Dont Date a Girl Who Treks

She’s the girl with the uneven tanned body
Scorched skin from the rays of the sun from trekking the high passes.
She’s the girl with the high cut boots
And a pair of trekking poles that she depends her life on
She’s the girl who catches the sunrise and sunset
For either of them will suit her just fine.
Don’t date a girl who treks

For this means you wake up at some ungodly hour
and race your feet to the tops of the mountains.
God forbid if she misses the sun’s spectacle
You’ll see her purse her lips in utter disappointment
But fear not

Because as soon as she sees the majestic peaks before her eyes
She will smile again in no time
She’s the girl who knows her summits’ names
And their heights from sea level
Her favorite numbers are those that begin at 3000 and above
In meters to be exact

Don’t date a girl who treks
She will ask you where you are from
And feels a bit torn when you come from a place closer to sea level rather than a range

Don’t date a girl who treks
Because she will not want you to wine and dine her
But rather would desire more of your time
As she would have you hike with her in the middle of nowhere
All day and all night.

Don’t date a girl who treks
Her heart is already taken
By those named Himalayas, Andes, and Alps
Unless you are willing to join in her pursuits of them

Don’t date a girl who treks
She’s armed with gear you have not even heard of
Like her spot or go girl
And you must be curious to see how she uses them

Don’t date a girl who treks
She has her battle scars called blisters that she wouldn’t want you to notice
When strolling in flip flops on a beach

Don’t date a girl who treks
She will bask in the wilderness without a bed
Eating dehydrated food and trail bars
Find you appealing only when you can brave no shower for days

Don’t date a girl who treks
For her soul is already full
Of memories of peaks and summits
Really, you’re just there to take a photo of her on top of one

Don’t date a girl who treks
For her longing for mountains is constant
And you will hear an earful of it all the time

Don’t date a girl who treks
She loves to be present in the moment
Rushing is for the city life
While allowing time to pass by slowly reminds her of that freedom

Don’t date a girl who treks
For there will be no wild parties or hangovers
Just a meditative moment in the woods

Don’t date a girl who treks
She will eventually go off the beaten path
And you will have to be there to save her
In times when she needs a helping hand

Don’t date a girl who treks
For her sense of direction is via a trail map
Place her in a city and she’s lost
And you’ll be stranded in no time

Don’t date a girl who treks
For she lives life to the fullest
If you cannot catch up to her when she flies
Then don’t think she’d even shed a single tear
If you tell her goodbye

Don’t date a girl who treks
She will go exploring on her own when her heart so desires
And will only return to you when she finally misses you

Don’t date a girl who treks
She finds beauty in any situation
Even when the rain is pouring or the wind blowing too strong

Don’t date a girl who treks
For she finds purpose in hiking the tallest peaks
Even if it means risking her health
Or risking her life

Don’t date a girl who treks
For her creativity can take you to far off places that you never imagined wanting to go
In taking risks she finds a sense of aliveness
Be prepared to match her fearlessness

Don’t date a girl who treks
For beyond the layer of toughness
There is a heart full of love and longing
For someone like you to cross her path
To share her adventures with
And if you’re lucky enough to date a girl who treks
She will have you join in her world of trekking
You will marry the mountains like she did
And in return
Her loving you is as honest as her passion for trekking
Your relationship will be treated as ย holy as a pilgrim’s kora
She embraces challenges like it’s another summit to overcome
And every single day you will savor the sunrises and sunsets like they were your last
She will challenge your limits only to become better each day.

Don’t date a girl who treks
For she will make you live and appreciate an irregular life
And fill it with so much magic that you will never ever want to walk off trail without her by your side.

Marinel de Jesus glowing from the sunrise at the summit of Rinjani Volcano in Lombok, Indonesia. Source: browngaltrekker.com.
Marinel de Jesus glowing from the sunrise at the summit of Rinjani Volcano in Lombok, Indonesia. Source: browngaltrekker.com.

Author Marinel de Jesus is known asย Brown Gal Trekker. She is a nomad at heart and a mountain worshiper who lives in pursuit of far away adventures, mostly by foot. She started Brown Gal Trekker blog to focus on her passion – mountain trekking. Brown Gal Trekker’s mission is to support her social enterprise, Peak Explorations, which promotes local tourism in remote mountain regions globally while connecting avid mountain lovers with trekking in lesser known parts of the world. This enterprise, in conjunction with the non-profit, Trails Without Borders, will focus on the often neglected mountain and rural regions worldwide by supporting local tourism and social projects such as trail building and maintenance. After more than ten years of practicing law in Washington, DC, Brown Gal Trekker finally has taken a leap of faith towards her true aspiration – to inspire people to see the world and trek mountains while making a positive impact in the lives of others.

You can find her on the web:
www.peakexplorations.com
www.trailswithoutborders.org

4 comments

    1. Hatie Parmeter

      Thanks for reading, Mo! Happy trails!

      Reply

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