Alacoque Dupacrac. Hiking. April 28th , 2018.
The desert areas of Southern California were hard; I told myself then that I never wanted to hike them again. We had to constantly be aware of where our next water source would be and many times carried three to four liters of water. And yet they had their own beauty they didn‘t last forever and they provided bonding experiences. They were also broken up with the snowy mountains and beautiful trees. The town stops were frequent and gave us time to relax with other hikers as well.
Another very important piece of hiking gear that you should never forget to have is a pair of hiking boots or shoes. A lot of people do not realize that wearing hiking boots or shoes instead of the ordinary sneakers or sandals is not only comfortable but will also keep a hiker safer. Since hiking shoes are specially designed for hiking terrains they protect your feet and ankles from possible injuries in case the trail is slippery or a little rough for hiking. In case of a slight fall or slip the toughness and good design of these shoes or boots can keep you safe and make hiking on rough terrains much easier too.
On the other hand before you choose the kind of clothing to wear on your adventure try to review the weather forecast first as this can guide you on the clothing you will wear as well as for the length of time and location of your hike. If the weather forecast is good still bring some warm clothes you can never be sure of the weather anyway so it would be much simpler if you prepare. Extra clothes on your space-saving hiking bag may also be good to bring along.
Carry Water. Always carry your own water. If you are sure there will be water at your destination carry just slightly more than sufficient water to last until you arrive. Water is of greater importance than food to your survival. Always filter any water you find along the trail and that you are in need of using - unless the water is from a natural spring. If you can fix a long drinking straw to the water bottle so you can drink as you move the better.
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