Hiking is one exercise that is more challenging to the body. With hiking, the adventure gives you an adrenaline rush. You can even discover more places, see some nice views, and feel the nature.
Being said, there are things that you should plan well if you want to do hiking. It is always recommended if you go hiking with someone else or with a group. Hiking also requires proper equipment so you should be able to acquire them. Do not know yet what these hiking equipment are? Check online and you will see some websites that will give you tips and provide the list of equipment you need to have. There are even websites that have an “online reviews” section wherein you can read other hikers previous experiences, their tips to other hikers, and tell you the proper things to bring.
You should also note the proper clothing that you will wear. Choose the clothes that are waterproof, will make you feel warm even being under the sun, insect-proof, and is very comfortable. Also, get a pair of boots that is lightweight and will make your feet comfortable all throughout the adventure. You may have to go through water, dirt, or mud so remember to bring extra socks. If you cannot find these on the stores near you, do online shopping. Items bought online are also delivered door to door. Most of the companies give a free shipping. There have been many online stores so there is really a competition between them. They offer great deals, one company will give a 10% off for a first time shopper, and this company will give freebies if you reach a certain number of items.
Telling your friends and family about your hiking should be done a few days ahead. Go for a known trail. Printing a guide is a good thing, but it is still more recommendable that you go with a group. You can check on each other all throughout the day.
Since hiking requires your body to be physically prepared, you might want to do workouts beforehand and train your legs. You can try going with a treadmill for your legs. Wear a bag when you workout so you get your back trained.
Once you are physically ready and so the equipment, you can gather the group and plan the whole hiking experience. Everyone should understand how the whole hiking activity will go. Unexpected things may happen so secure your list of emergency numbers.
Hiking is an activity that can be quiet dangerous. Everything should be well-planned and prepared. Anyway, if you get successful with all your hiking plans, your body, soul and eyes will benefit because of the exercise, experience, and a nice view that you will get.