>>> Does anyone else dream of these weird fictional hiking destinations?
I often dream that I am hiking. Even before I started hiking regularly about four years ago, I would hike in my dreams. Many times I'm hiking along a high ridge above treeline. I can see the trail for miles. A few times I've dreamed I'm in the woods on a racing type of hike, but I'm hiking on a dirt road.
What's weird is that my dreams tend to repeat the same hikes. The ridge dreams are cool, but that dirt road is boring. My own interpretation is that the dirt road is where I am, but the ridge is where I am going.