Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners

So, you’ve been enjoying some shorter hikes and feel ready to take on a few more miles; ready to venture a little farther away from home and the convenience of nearby facilities. Congratulations! It’s time to take that next wandering step and explore the world of day hiking!

Day hiking provides you with an opportunity to visit places that require a longer trek to access and enjoy, and they also give you a chance to experience a little more solitude. This guide will provide you with information about how to best prepare for your hike so you can simply concentrate on the serenity of your journey.

If you will recall from our previous article, “Hiking Basics for Beginners: Short Hikes,” there is a difference in preparing for a walk close to facilities or home and a trek where you don’t necessarily have convenience or help nearby. While that can be a little intimidating, it is also very exciting to know you are about to venture out on your own for a bit and will need to rely on yourself and your own equipment.

Preparing for these hikes can be fun, especially if you’ve begun to find a real groove and love for hiking. You don’t necessarily need to spend large amounts of money; however, there are some things in which you’ll eventually want to invest to make your hike safer and more comfortable.

Our guide will cover the following gear categories:

    • Attire
    • Backpacks
    • Hydration and Nourishment
    • Tools and Comfort
    • Safety and Emergency Gear

Each segment has been given its own blog space, so you can read at your own pace as you are ready to conquer that gear consideration. Ready to get started!? Click on the category link below, and happy exploring!

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Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners

Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners - Attire

Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners - Backpacks

Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners – Hydration and Nourishment

Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners – Tools and Comfort

Day Hiking Essentials: A Guide for Beginners – Safety and Emergency Gear

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