In June 2016 I hiked about 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mountainous route from Georgia to Maine. Starting in March 2017 I plan to take several months off from Drupal and hike the entire trail end to end.

What does long distance hiking have to do with developing Drupal websites? A lot more than you might think.

There are, of course, obvious differences between the simple, low-tech activity of backpacking and the complex, intensive work of Drupal development. Still, there are many parallels to be found, and from them we can draw some valuable lessons for becoming a better Drupal developer.

You can view the slides of this presentation here.