I don't like the word hiking. People ought to saunter in the mountains - not 'hike'! Do you know the origin of the word saunter? It's a beautiful word. Away back in the middle ages people used to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land, and when people in the villages through which they passed asked where the were going they would reply, 'A la sainte terre', 'To the Holy Land.' And so they became known as the sainte-terre-ers or saunterers. Now these mountains are our Holy Land, and we ought to saunter through them reverently, not 'hike' through them (John Muir).
We recently enjoyed to saunter through the South and East Rim Trail and we were taken away by the breathtaking views.