Barefoot Hiking

Barefoot Hiking in Spain

Walk El Camino de Santiago, at least once in your life. It's big effort for the body, and a great challenge for the mind, but it's fantastic pleasure and luxury for the spirit.
Walk El Camino de Santiago, at least once in your life. It's big effort for the body, and a great challenge for the mind, but it's fantastic pleasure and luxury for the spirit.
A markerCathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain -
Galicia, Spain
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Good Reasons Barefoot Hiking

Barefoot hiking is a very therapeutic process that stimulates the entire human organism. Hikers take the process slowly as they walk across lush meadows and deep green forests. Some find walking in dust, on stone or in streams a truly electrifying experience for the body and the spirit.

  • It is healthy for your feet to go barefoot.
  • It is not against the law to go barefoot into any kind of establishment including restaurants.
  • It is also not against any health department regulation.
  • It is not against the law to drive barefoot.
  • Since the weather and other circumstances can cause a cancellation, it is necessary for each participant to notify the Coordinator that you plan to attend at least one day in advance
  • We have walks and hikes in the following 10 counties – Douglas, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte in KS AND Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in MO
  • If you want to go on a hike or walk, read The Safety Guidelines for Barefoot Grass Walking
  • On any walk or hike, while we all look out for each other, your health and safety is YOUR responsibility
  • Practice walking barefoot outdoors before your first walk
  • It is OK to bring flip flops but you must start out barefoot



Barefoot Hiking

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Barefoot hiking means hiking in your bare feet on a trail walking as your bare feet step on grass, mud, leaves, twigs, rocks, sticks, dust, gravel, pine cones and dust. People who barefoot hike report that they have opened up a new sense of touch with their feet and are rejuvenated. Barefoot walking stimulates the entire human organism because the foot has twenty-plus glands that become electrified by the experience. Beginning barefoot hikers take the process slowly as they walk across lush meadows and deep green forests. Once the calluses form on the feet, it doesn’t take long. The hikers relax and enjoy the scenery.

Comfortable

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Wear light comfortable clothes and on your first barefoot hike bring along pair of flip-flops. Your feet will get sore after a few miles. The flip-flops help make the hike more enjoyable toward the end.

Barefoot Hiking in Autumn

Hiking in Your Bare Feet

Barefoot hiking means hiking in your bare feet on a trail as you journey through grass, mud, leaves, twigs, rocks, sticks, dust, gravel, pine cones and spirit of the season. People who barefoot hike report that they have opened up a new sense of touch with their feet and are rejuvenated. Barefoot walking stimulates the entire human organism because the foot becomes electrified by the experience. It's like suddenly hearing when before you couldn't, all the sounds are loud and vibrant. Just like barefoot hiking for the first time -- the feet wake up -- come alive. Beginning barefoot hikers take the process slowly as they walk across lush meadows and deep green forests. Once the calluses form on the feet, it doesn't take too long, the hikers relax; enjoy the scenery and the feeling of being barefoot in the wilderness.

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