Don‘t be afraid of the unknown! The best way to experience greatness is to simply begin. Here are Top 10 tips for Women who want to experience a hiking and trekking trip.
1. START ON A SHORT HIKE
The more you hike, the more your neuromuscular system unconscious and automatic, the longer you can hike.
2. BUILD UP YOUR LEG STRENGTH
Before hiking trip, you should start doing squats and lunges with gradually increasing weight to build up your leg strength.
3. BRING TREKKING POLES
Bring trekking poles and learn how to use them correctly. They will reduce the load on your back and take good care of your knees, making your hiking trail much more comfortable and efficient.
4. PAY ATTENTION TO THE WHOLE WEIGHT OF THE BACKPACK
The weight of the whole gear (the backpack and all the gear) should within 20% of the person's weight. Beyond this percent, we will feel uncomfortable, and difficult to have a long time hiking.
5. LOTS OF LAYERS
The basic principle for all outdoor clothing these days is layering. Lots of layers mean you can strip them off when the going gets warm or add another layer or two when you're feeling chilly.
6. USE A WATER BAG
Remember to drink as much water to stay well hydrated when trekking. A water bag is more convenient than a water bottle, with it you no need to stop and put your pack down, then drink water.
7. BRING MORE CHOCOLATE
Chocolate is key for adding energy quickly or getting through discouraging situations, so you can put more chocolate in your backpack.
8. STICK TO YOUR OWN RHYTHM
The most important hiking skill you can learn is to hike at your own pace, even in a group. Take your time and be yourself.
9. STAY POSITIVE AND MAKE FRIENDS
You may encounter a lot of uncontrollable things, just like rain suddenly, can't find the restroom. But, so what? Keep enthusiastic; this is where memories are made. During the walking tour, you can make many good friends who can help you as most hikers are dynamic, caring people.
10. Always be careful
Share your plan with friends, it's a good idea to let your family or friends know your camping location and timetable. Always keep your phone handy; if you have cell phone service, call or text a friend to let them know where you are each day.