A Trailhead is the point at which a trail begins. So, here is where your path to an adventure of hiking begins. With little more than shoes on your feet and a bottle of water, you can be a hiking dude too! But, by using this online hiking tutorial, you will learn all you need to know about the art of hiking.
If you're just starting to hike, you probably have lots of questions. If you have some that are not answered in the following pages, please drop me an email and I'll see if I can help you out.
Hike On, Dude!
Find out all the great reasons to hike, from the beauty of nature to appreciation of modern conveniences.
|Get Ready to Hike|
You have a responsibility to prepare your mind and body before a rigorous hike. Learn how to evaluate your current abilities and get in shape for longer hikes and get your spirit toughened up for the challenge.
|Plan the Hike, Hike the Plan|
Before your foot ever touches dirt, your plan needs to be complete.
|Being a Beast of Burden|
Depending on your hiking plan, you may just need a fanny pack with water and a snack or a full pack with survival gear. Knowing when each is needed is the trick.
In the most isolated places, you'll be completely alone. But, on most hikes you will meet other hikers and occasionally horses and other animals. Courtesy and common sense will make these encounters safe and simple.
Oct 01, 2012 - Gary Murphy