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Take a Hike!

Updated on November 5, 2010

 

Shovel? Check! Backpack? Check! Camera? Check! First Aid Kit? Check! These are just a few of the basic needs for taking a hike. Of course, if you have been hiking for a while then you likely have your own checklist of items that you keep at the ready. After all, if you get an unexpected day off, you want to be able to indulge in your favorite pastime…not spend the day trekking around town updating your gear.

Of course, if you are a hiker, then you are always looking for a somewhere new to explore. One of the best places to do this is by becoming part of a hiking blog. There are many of them online, each with their own perks and quirks. Some may focus on a specific region of the country or world, while others may have bloggers who write about hiking trails all around the globe. Yes, you can go to a sporting goods store and talk to the people there, but if you are at home and don’t have time to go to the store, a hiking blog will have instant access to hikers from all over. You will be able to ask questions, get detailed directions, find out the best places to make camp, learn about the topography and wildlife, and many more facets of your hike.

 

Most hiking blogs will encourage their readers and writers to post pictures of their hiking locations as well, so you will have visuals to help you along the way or to entice you to try out a specific trail. This can be a good way to determine if you are interested in making a particular trek or deciding if a specific hike is as family friendly as you thought.

Another advantage of reading a hiking blog is being able to keep up with the latest and greatest in hiking gear. After all, there are always new products and improvements being made on existing ones. Rather than rushing out to buy the latest and greatest, you can wait for others on the hiking blog to share their opinions on products, thus saving you time and money. In fact, some hiking blogs actually have forums that test new products and share their results with others.

So, if hiking is your passion, then don’t overlook one of the most beneficial pieces of equipment available today…a hiking blog. You will make new friends and again valuable insight to your shared interest. Check out a hiking blog today!

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