Hiking Log – 2017 Doodles
This is part ten of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here. To those who have been reading this series on a regular basis, I again am guilty of a big lag between posts, but I will get better! There is still a lot to share from the 2016 and 2017 Trail logs.
Following is my selection of this week’s thoughts of multiple hikers.
Multiple Dates in 2017
Doodles are absent minded scribbles, usually done while thinking of something else. The above pictures were taken from various pages of the 2017 Hiking Log. For the most part, they were accompanying text of some sort. Typically, the picture was next to the hiker’s trail name, but sometimes it was part of a longer post. But I didn’t see any links between the text and the doodles. In other words, none of the pictures were explained, which means we are on our own to interpret them.
So what can be derived from studying the above doodles, left by hikers walking both north and south, by young and old, and by experienced and newbie hikers?
My only thought is this — Hikers may not be great artists.
Update: Someone I know pointed out that some of the artists above actually have promise as cartoonists, so perhaps some of my assessment above was a bit hasty.