5 Hiking Tips
5 Hiking Tips
It is important to go into every hike, no matter how difficult it may be, with a good mindset and a positive attitude. With any negativity it becomes easy to have the urge to quit, so try to get rid of any of those negative thoughts and stresses before you even begin your hike.
Keep your backpack light
A backpack that is too heavy can make your hike seem a lot more difficult than it actually is and it can make the trip very unenjoyable. Try to avoid this by keeping your pack light. Some ways you can lighten your load include:
- Limiting your wardrobe
- Packing a smaller water bottle
- Don’t bring items that you are not going to use
- Repackage items to maximize space
It’s not always beneficial to go fast and worry about time. Hiking becomes a lot more enjoyable when you slow down, relax and pay attention to your surroundings and take in the environment around you.
Wear proper footwear
Wearing the right pair of shoes is essential. Get a pair of boots that fit your feet just right and are comfortable. Practice wearing them around and breaking them in before you go on your hike to make sure they fit your feet just right and are not painful.
Choose the right trail
Take into account your fitness and experience level when choosing a trail. Not all trails are the same and some are a lot more difficult than others and require more preparation. Also make sure to choose an area that you are somewhat familiar and comfortable with.
Consider these tips and stay safe on the trails!