Planning Your First Hiking Trip

Planning Your First Hiking Trip

Hiking offers the advantage of a low-impact workout and a way to explore the great outdoors with friends and family. Also allows you to clear your mind of worries about time, work, or other stressors, and stimulates your sense of wonderment. When compared to walking on a treadmill or paved path, hiking involves more variables that may not always be predictable. However, these variables are what make the experience so enjoyable!

The idea of hiking might intimidate someone who has never done it before. Maybe you're concerned that you won't be able to find your way back if you get lost, or maybe you feel uncomfortable hiking because you're not fit enough to hike. Whatever your concerns, there is a hike out there for you. You will enjoy good company and immersing yourself in the beauty of nature. 

Planning a hike is usually simple, especially with so many online resources available. Use the following hiking tips to make your first treks successful:

      1. Let someone know of your hiking plans. 

It is important to let someone not on the hike know about your itinerary and when you will be calling for help whether you are taking a day hike near home or hiking for several days.  

      2. Plan for your trail: 

Check information before you hit the trail. Online, you can find wonderful hiking websites that provide helpful information and allow you to search for trails near you. They also usually indicate whether a path is easy, moderate, or difficult. There is even information about how to access the trail, parking information, how long it takes to complete, etc. Then choose a trail that you're comfortable with and give yourself time to build up to more challenging levels. You should study the maps before beginning the trip and search for emergency exit points in case there is an unexpected situation. 

      3. Choosing the best hiking outfits

The right hiking outfit is essential to a successful hike. Wearing the right clothing will greatly impact your hiking experience. How can you decide which outfit is best for your hiking trip when there are so many to choose from? Take a look at these factors to help make your decision easy: 

  • Wrinkle and water resistant
  • Suitable for the weather and all activities
  • Lightweight, functional and comfortable
  • Dries quickly
  • Has pockets large enough to carry all your essentials
  • Holds up well to use
  • Keeps legs warm

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      4. Pack for your first hiking trip

When packing for hiking, it's important to keep your pack light and take only what you need. Taking too much with you on a short hike isn't necessary. In the end, you will be carrying everything with you during your hike, so the lighter you pack, the better. However, make sure to pack all the necessary items to cover the entire trip.

      5. Check the weather.

You should always check the weather forecast before heading out on a hike so you will know how to dress and what to pack. Be aware that the weather can be radically different at the base of a mountain and halfway up a mountain. By doing this, you'll be able to modify your plans rather than being caught off guard on the trail.

An easy day hike does not have to be for experienced hikers who can conquer the world's most challenging terrains. Hiking is a fun activity for almost anyone, and you need very few resources except your two feet. Hiking near your home or with friends would be a great option. The choice is yours.

Use these tips and start planning for your first hiking trip. Wherever you go, let a Macabi Skirt be a part of your journey! 

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