Actually it's one of my favorite things. I like to hike when it's cooler, so either in the fall or early in the morning in the summer. As for where, just show me some mountains and I'll have a blast hiking them. The Wasatch Mountains are my favorite place to hike, but there's so many other places I've never been.
I do. Rarely though. I'm lucky enough to have hills about 1 mile above where I live. It's probably the best place to be in that alone place 'cuz there aren't many people up there, and you can explore all on your own. They have a couple of nice streams you can pass by, some huge rocks to climb and you basically make your own trails. The dangerous part is that there are mountain lions, snakes, skunks, coyotes and other wildlife up there. Signed are posted everywhere. Haha