Question: Does hiking and reading go together?
Answer: Of course! I always take a book with me whether or not I get to fit some reading in is another question. I'm hopeful to find a beautiful spot where I can hear both birds and water flowing -- even if we stop for only 15 minutes or so. My hiking partner is often too restless to stop for very long.
ADDED: Photos from today's hike here. And, nope, no reading outside for me today but the waterfall and hike were wonderful.