Take a Hike: A Hiker’s Guide

Take a Hike: A Hiker’s Guide

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s a wonderful opportunity to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. Hiking can be one of the best ways to do so because it helps keeps you active at your own pace. You can also get a lot of options with hiking, with where you go or who you go with. Best of all, there are none of those pesky monthly gym fees.

To help you start or continue your hiking journey, here is a convenient guide to support you along the way:

Where & When to Go
If you’re overwhelmed with all the choices of where you could possibly hike, it’s always best to start locally and work your way outwards. Use the internet to help you find out important information about the trails near you before you go.

Start by figuring out the operating hours of nearby parks and trails (many are only open during daylight hours) so that you don’t unintentionally overstay your welcome. If you drive there, you don’t want to have your car stuck in a gated parking lot after dark!

Another important thing to do is to research the length and severity of the trails. Many parks have this information on their websites or they will have a map of the trails with a scale at the entrance of the park itself. You want to make sure that you pick a trail that is the length and difficulty appropriate for you.

If you pick a trail that is part of a park that has multiple trails, make sure that you park your car as close to your chosen trail as possible. Many parks have multiple entrances and parking lots, and you will not be a happy camper if you accidentally park in the wrong place.

What to Bring
Before you leave your home to start your new hiking adventure, make sure to bring everything you need. We have a list of items to help make sure that you don’t get to the trail and realize that you are missing something.

  • Hiking/walking shoes (Make sure that they are broken in before you go hiking—Trust us on this one!)
  • Hiking/exercise clothes
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Backpack (to hold all of the gear listed below)
    • Large bottle (or multiple small bottles) of water
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Snack (trail mix or snack bars)
    • Small first aid kit
    • Plastic/garbage bag (to hold your trash)
    • Compass and/or map of the hiking area
    • Camera (to capture all of nature’s beauty!)

For longer hikes, also make sure that you bring toiletries with you since many parks and trails have few to no bathrooms.

If you want to vape while you hike, we recommend that you bring Prime 15 (woodsy tobacco flavor with a hint of cocoa) and Timber (dry tobacco and hazelnut flavors). They are both perfect flavors to help you fall in love with nature even more.

Here are a couple of photos the Halo team has captured while hiking!

   Hiking

Was this guide helpful? Do you have any more good hiking tips to suggest? React or comment below.

The opinions and other information contained in these blogs posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and Halo Cigs marks.

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