Josephe Batard. Hiking. April 24th , 2018.
You realize how long California is when you hike the whole way it took three months and one week to reach Oregon but I never got tired of the continually changing and always beautiful scenery. From Mt. Shasta on we had numerous forest fires causing hazy skies beautiful sunsets and closed trails and detours. For the last month we weren‘t sure we would be able to finish the trail at Manning Park. We did have to skip a section in Oregon due to fires but the final section before the Canadian border reopened just before we got there. Unlike some just ahead of us we were able to finish at the official terminating point and get our pictures at the border monument. That is the through-hiker‘s "summit" moment similar to when a mountaineer reaches the top of the mountain.
The Most Essential Gear Mountain Hikers. Unlike conventional trail hiking a lot more education and gear for comfort safety and utility is demanded by mountain hiking. It can be rather challenging since your breathing passage will become coarse as you start hiking to the top you will not be able to breathe easily and no one will be able to get to you to rescue you. So all the gear that you will have to act as your life-support system and will be necessary to keep you safe. If you are going on a mountain hiking trip then you should have the following gear.
But even though hiking can be fun there are also a number of precautions and survival tips one must take into consideration to avoid danger and stay safe. Among the more important tips is for one to hike in a group. It is much safer for one to hike in a group especially if it is on a nature trail you are unaccustomed to.
Helmet. Many mountain hikers overlook the importance of a helmet but it is an essential mountain hiking gear. Even when hiking over a mountain there is always the risk that a broken chunk of mountainous terrain might fall right on top of you and your helmet will protect your head from damage.
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