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Owen Wilson: Romantic Hiker

"Marley & Me" star takes first dates on hikes

Wilderness first dates aren’t just for elite endurance athletes anymore: Owen Wilson, the formerly-easygoing star of genial Hollywood comedies like Wedding Crashers, You, Me, and Dupree, and Marley & Me just announced that he uses a spirited wilderness hike as a prelude to romance.

That whipping sound you just heard is the nation’s single ladies lacing up their just-purchased Kaylands in hopes of joining the Butterscotch Stallion on a trek up a sunny California canyon somewhere. Though if I had to take bets, I’d say Wilson’s a Yosemite man: The park’s lazy meadows, golden sunsets, and endearingly crookedNose seem like a perfect match.

If you had to take a first date on a hike, where would you go? Tell us all about your favorite romantic trail in the comments section below.

—Ted Alvarez

I take my dates hiking: Owen Wilson (MSN)