Hiking for Fun

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Post by Guests » Tue May 18, 2010 3:50 am

Hiking for Fun

Hiking is a very enjoyable sport and one the entire family can enjoy together. Here are a few pointers for anyone interested in hiking:

JOIN A HIKING CLUB

This can make the hike much more interesting. The club usually has a leader of the hike who will point out interesting things along the way. If you are not familiar with the trails, it is always good to go with a group and a leader who is an experienced hiker.

ALL FAMILY MEMBERS CAN JOIN IN ON THE HIKE

Even your little children will love to go along on a hike, providing the walk is not too far for them. You can always start out on short hike - some clubs will have a one-mile hike, five-mile hike, ten-mile hike and even more. There are also different type of hikes - such as day hikes and moonlight hikes. As with anything else, you should ask your physician before starting any kind of exercise program.

EXPENSES

Hiking is very inexpensive. You might have to pay a hiking club a fee to be a member. On most hikes, people will take some snacks and something to drink during rest periods. You might want to carry a small "fanny pack" with you in order to be able to carry all your snacks, etc. The only other cost involved would probably be the gas to get you to the hiking starting point. If someone is interested in being a "professional hiker", there are much more sophisticated supplies, etc. you would need. Right now, we are just talking about hiking for fun.

WHY IS HIKING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY?

First of all, it gives everyone a chance to be together. You have something in common to talking about. When you take your rest breaks, you can all get a chance to discuss the hike or any subject you want to bring up. You might even want to play a couple of word games while relaxing during the break.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Walking is often the recommended exercise choice by physicians. If you had a stressful week at work, what better way to relax then to take a hike with your family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors!

I am the owner of Bestsellersworld.com and Mysteries Galore.com I have completed hundreds of book reviews. I have also done quite a bit of hiking and belonged to a hiking club.

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