Thought I'd share my playlist with you.
At first the idea of long-distance hiking or simply spending extended time in nature doesn't seem like it has room for headphones and beats.
But then, if you hike day in and day out, walk long stretches (some of which are bound the more boring and less scenic) you might find yourself in need of an extra morale booster to keep you going.
I used to not be able to work out without music but lately I've strayed from it. I don't need music any more to keep me running or cycling, I need it to accompany a long drive or put me in a productive or inspirational mood. And even though I listen to all kinds of music, I figured I'd leave sad ones out of this playlist and keep ones that are more positive.
So here's my playlist (probably still in progress) for my through-hike this summer. Still have 0.9 GB on my iPod so suggestions for additions are welcome :)