Tips Preparing your hiking Vacations

Posted by Master on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tens of thousands of people hike the paths of our national parks every year without incident as well as a hiking holiday can be an enjoyable and invigorating experience.

However, it is essential that you are prepared for your hiking experience.
This is a no-brainer, but of the largest mistakes hikers make is not realizing the total length of the hikes they are on. If the sign at the trail head says that the hike is four miles, keep in mind you need to hike back also, making that an 8 mile round trip.

Don't forget food and water. While food is necessary on hikes of three to four miles and longer water is an essential on every hike. Even short hikes at higher altitudes may cause you to get thirsty faster than you would think.

You will also need the proper gear for hiking. I cannot stress this , hiking boots are an essential part of a hiker's equipment as a water bottle and back pack are.

Do not try to hike a rocky trail in your tennis shoes. At the least you will have sore feet and you could twist your ankle, making the remainder of your hiking holiday an disagreeable experience, not to mention getting back to the automobile an adventure. get yourself some first rate hiking boots. Your feet will thank you!

A hiking holiday can be an exhilarating experience for the serious hiker or for the whole relatives. You will get to see some pretty scenery that you cannot experience by passing by in your automobile or RV.

Plan your holiday, settle on a location, get your equipment prepared and off you go to the great outside.