If you are a new hiker, you may be unaware of what to bring with you on your journey and how to stay protected. We have five essential tips for you before you make your way to your favorite trail.
Explore The Trail
Is there a trail that you’ve been really excited to hike? Before you leave, make sure you’re very familiar with it. If not, it’s always a good idea to hike with someone who is much more experienced and has done the same hike before.
This one seems like a given, but you’ll be surprised to hear that many beginner hikers forget about it. One of the most important things you have to think of before leaving your home is if you have enough water packed. Always listen to your body to avoid dehydration.
Check the Weather Forecast
It’s very important to know whether there will be snow, rain, sun, or clouds on the day when you’ll hike. You’ll know exactly what you need to pack, and what kind of clothes wear.
Wear the Proper Gear
Without the proper shoes, socks, and clothing you should not even consider hiking. The weather conditions in nature can change within seconds, so you have to be protected.
Share Your Location
Telling others where you’ll be hiking is a must. Anything can happen, so make sure that friends or family know your location.