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Tips for Hiking

 

Tips for Hiking

 

...for Health and Happiness  

...including what you should wear

 

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Hiking Tip #2 - Join a hiking club

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Joining a hiking club is one excellent way to participate. 

 

The Sierra Club and MeetUp.com is nationwide.  You can find local groups in your area for hiking on week-ends, nights, and during the week.

A friend and I started up a local hiking club on Meet Up.  It has grown to over 4500 people in a little over 4 years. 

This shows the number of people who love to hike. 

You can see my particular club at the links below and useful links to other clubs and even links to buy discount hiking gear at the bottom of this page.

 

Hiking and Outdoor Sports are some of the best ways to enjoy
your after 50 lifestyle

 

"Hiking is a wonderful way not only to participate in aerobic exercise, but also to clear your head," says board-certified family physician Ray Sahelian, MD, who not only recommends hiking to his patients but also practices what he preaches by hiking regularly in the mountains near his Southern California home.

 

Don't push yourself, and use common sense as you build up your endurance.  I have included links at the bottom for getting hiking gear, sticks, boots, shoes etc.  It is important to have the right gear and know what to wear.

Tips For Hiking

Shoes: Probably the most important article of clothing are the shoes. They can make or break you. Tennis shoes are not what you want, and they do not provide enough traction. You must have hiking shoes with aggressive lug soles to get the traction, and hence, not slip on the up or down hills. Ankle support is another consideration. We recommend having ankle high shoes for support.

Packs: Back Packs enable you to carry extra items that you will need...such as extra clothing, water, first aid kit, food, snacks. Also, having a Camelback is good as you can carry your drinking water with a tube attached so that you can drink as you hike.

Clothing: 'Wear comfortable clothes that are not too tight. Also, wear enough clothing for the weather. Too light in cold weather can be miserable. Sometimes weather changes so it is a good idea to pack extra articles in your back pack.

Skin Protection: If you are sensitive to the elements put on sunscreen. Cloudy days can fool you because the infra red light is still hitting you. Additionally insect repellent is most essential at times...you will be glad you remembered it if you run into flying gnats or mosquitoes.

Hat: A good hat can be most important if you are in the elements a long time...especially the sun. Plus a hat will help you stay warm if it is cold.

Hiking Pole: A good hiking stick is not essential, but it can be mighty helpful. You will find that it can be a great aid in climbing or descending hills.

 

Find Hiking and Backpacking Clubs all over the world:


 Los Angeles Hiking Club http://hiking.meetup.com/196/

OR find a Meet Up hiking club in your area....go to http://www.meetup.com/ and do a search for "Hiking" in your particular area.  It can be in Dallas, Indianapolis, Biloxi, London, Madrid, ....anywhere.

 

 

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