The term, trailiac, comes from combining the words trail and maniac.
A trailiac is a person who has a passion for hiking footpaths. This type of person is always thinking about hiking when not traveling on a trail.
- Before a hike, a trailiac is planning the next hike, selecting gear, calculating mileage
- During a hike, a trailiac is exactly where he or she belongs
- After a hike, a trailiac reflects on the hike and considers what could have made it better
Jeff Foxworthy is an American comedian known for his punch line, If <condition>, you might be a redneck. We can use this format to better describe a trailiac.
If you know the weight of each piece of your backpacking gear, you might be a trailiac.
If you stare at trail maps in your free time, you might be a trailiac.
If you hike in all kinds of weather, no matter how uncomfortable, you might be a tailiac.
If you have planned hiking trips for the next few years, you might be a trailiac.
If you don’t mind cooking your meals on a stove made out of a cat food can, you might be a trailiac.
If your friends have asked you to stop talking about your hiking plans, you might be a trailiac.
If you consider a visit to your local outfitter as entertainment, you might be a trailiac.
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