Sunday, February 16, 2020

Hiking




One of our favorite activities to do as a family is hike.  Here are some tips.
  • Plan your route.  We use AllTrails app on our cell phone to find a trail.  If at a state park we talk to a ranger about dog friendly trails and easy to moderate route that is about 3 or less miles.
  • Wear good hiking shoes or sneakers.
  • Dress in layers.
  • Wear sun hat or ball cap.  Don’t forget sunglasses.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen are good to have on hand.
  • Pack plenty of water for all you, including the dog.  Don’t forget a bowl for the pup.
  • Pack snacks.
  • A flashlight and bear spray, are good to have on hand, for safety.
  • Poop bags for the dog if you need them.  Remember to carry in and out or throw out in designated area.
  • Text someone before you go and let them know where you are and text them when you get back.




Benefits of hiking:
  • Great activity for your physical health, mental and spiritual health.
  • Anyone can do it.  Great for all ages and levels of hiking from easy to strenuous.
  • Quality family time.
  • A moment to disconnect from technology, except for AllTrails to plan and track your route.
  • You are out in nature.  Great views and critters in the natural environment.  Enjoy God’s creation.
  • In expensive.  Either FREE to very little cost to enter a park to start the trail.

Get out there and enjoy.



What other tips do you have?  What other benefits can you think of?  Let us know in the comments below.

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