Hiking. Friday , April 27th , 2018 - 22:06:56 PM
I was already mountain biking roller blading and rock climbing; and enjoyed the mountains and the other group activities so became a regular on the hikes as well. This was the start of my love of hiking. Jason also organized a few camping trips and backpacking trips including to the Grand Canyon. I had been brought up camping but had never done any backpacking before. One trip and I was hooked on that too. On many of the hikes in the Angeles National Forest we would see signs for and hike on part of the Pacific Crest Trail.
We carried ice axes but after the first couple of passes they were used mostly for digging cat holes. The sun cups were one of the biggest problems along with post holing in the soft snow in the afternoons. Almost everyone used trail running shoes except the Europeans who wore mountaineering boots. We had wet feet the whole way through the Sierras from the snow and river crossings and much of Washington from the rain and new snow but surprisingly it wasn‘t much of a problem. We did get tired of the snow and needing to be constantly on the search for the trail. I would like to go back and hike the John Muir Trail (most of which is the same as the PCT) in the fall when you can actually walk on the trail.
Firstly it is always good to ask for any recommendations; this is the easiest way to start out. You can then research those recommendations so this will cut down on the time spent on looking and knowing what is popular is as easy a place to start as any. It is also good to ask people you know if they enjoy hiking - friends family work colleagues and neighbours to see if they can recommend some hiking trails that they have taken. The best hiking trails are those that are popular and well maintained those that are safe and are cheap to hike.
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