Mitchell Vogler is a marketing and sales professional who has been working in the industry for nearly twenty years. In addition to owning his own marketing firm, he also owns an outdoor shop in Georgia near his home. He enjoys getting outside to go hiking, and helping others do the same. Here are some useful tips for beginners to the sport.
Make sure you have comfortable footwear. Although there is a wealth of information you can read on the subject, peoples’ feet are all different, it’s really all about what makes you comfortable. Some people prefer to wear hiking boots no matter the terrain, and others are perfectly capable in a pair of gym shoes. Think about comfort above all else, and don’t pay too much attention to other peoples’ opinions.
Take plenty of water. Hiking is a more strenuous activity than most, especially if you’re planning to hike up mountain peaks. Take more water than you think you’ll need so that you don’t’ have to worry about dehydration or losing energy too fast. You may also want to bring some snacks with you depending on how long you plan on hiking. Keeping your energy high is essential while on the trail.
Check the weather. Hiking in bad weather is always a possibility, which is why you need to be prepared. Take waterproof gear if there’s a chance of rain, or take some sunblock if it’s going to be hot and sunny. Hiking is all about comfort, which is why you should be prepared for anything.
Mitchell Vogler enjoys hiking in the Georgia wilderness whenever he can.