Another long weekend is fast approaching and out-of-town trips are likely planned. Apart from seizing the opportunity to travel, outdoor activities is a popular choice too. At Paradiso Rito, one can go from diving, camping to hiking and everything can be arranged ahead of time.
If you are new to hiking, there are basic guidelines to remember by. Safety is paramount when hiking, nature can be more enjoyable if you are physically and mentally prepared for a hike.
- First of all, research your destination trail. For newbies or first-time hikers, it is recommended that a relatively easy hike be preferred. Don’t forget to coordinate with local guides and register your climb or hike. Trail conditions can change in an instant when bad weather hits. Always check local forecasts and watch the sky for weather hazards.
- Hike with an experienced mountaineer. Hiking buddies is pretty common, although it is not surprising to see solo hikers too, it is better if you have a companion. Experienced hikers or mountaineers can guide and educate you on mountains etiquettes, proper techniques, camping basics and more.
- Don’t forget to physically prepare before your hike. Hiking is a highly physical and demanding activity. It involves long walks which can be taxing for newbies although meant to be enjoyed. Skipping physical preparations before a hike can lead to exhaustion easily. On the day of the hiking itself, don’t forget to stretch out your muscles.
- Bring trail food and water. A hiker’s body requires a consistent supply of nutritious long-burn food. Ideal trail foods include: trail mix,nuts, seeds, nut-based bars or nut butter packs, dried or freeze-dried fruits and veggies, energy bars, chews or gels, granola or granola bars, ready-made tuna salad pouches.