10 tips to prep for hiking—plus a packing list

It’s been said, usually by non-outdoorsy types, that hiking is really just walking. For the most part, this is true. But longer hikes, especially those involving rocky or elevated trails, usually require some planning. Here are 10 tips for keeping up on a long-distance hike, plus 10 things to bring along to ensure a safe, fun excursion.
Anonymous
Oct 15, 2012

It’s been said, usually by non-outdoorsy types, that hiking is really just walking. For the most part, this is true. But longer hikes, especially those involving rocky or elevated trails, usually require some planning. Here are 10 tips for keeping up on a long-distance hike, plus 10 things to bring along to ensure a safe, fun excursion.