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Your first hike: what every newbie needs to know

The snake was THAT longHiking is just walking farther from the neighborhood, right? So why bother?

  • No car exhaust: The air’s cleaner the farther you get from the main road.
  • Much better exercise: Hills offer better resistance, and uneven terrain works far more muscle fibers than flat surfaces like asphalt and concrete.
  • Nature is more interesting: You learn how the world really works by watching seasons change, experiencing the pull of gravity, seeing wild animals.

Before you leave the house you have to answer three questions:

  1. Where are you gonna go?
  2. Who are you gonna go with?
  3. What will you take along?

Each one, in order: Read the rest of this entry »

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Tom posted at 10:37 am August 15th, 2008