Top Tips for Planning a Multi Day Hike
Backpackers seem to be free spirits guided by the drifting winds and their love for nature and traveling. However, looking at the realistic picture, without proper planning a trip, whether it is driven by leisure, lust or nature’s love cannot be successful. It is indeed one of the basic truths that starting a hike without the proper management and planning of food, information, route map, equipment, medical supplies, and information can be a total mess. However, when you know how to plan for your hike trips, when you can smartly arrange for all essentials and even be prepared for risk management, planning a multi day hike can not only be fun but experiencing one can also be memorable.
Hikers excavating new and adventurous trails must have sufficient information and supplies of food, tenting etc for proper hiking experience.
- You can start your research by choosing the trail you would like to explore. For beginners it is best to keep small and practical targets for each day, when you are planning a multi day hike, like for example five to seven miles per day throughout your entire hiking trip of may be a week.
- If you take your dog make sure your dog has some hiking boots too. They can also get burnt feet very easily.
- You need to know the route as well and the required permits, trail closure timings, accessibility modes to the starting point, whether you can hire local ranger to assist you, availability of tenting locations, weather conditions etc, to make your hike successful.
- For best information collection visiting the government authorized national park service sites is the best since you will get know about complete guidelines, time for hiking, permits and documents required, medical eligibility etc fine details.
Pack it well
Well that’s the key to a successful hiking experience. You don’t know which equipment you might need in your hiking; therefore once you are done gathering all required information and details about the hiking trail, you need to jot down a list for all equipment, supplies and tools to be carried. This will most importantly include your tenting equipment, first aid box, sufficient food supply, water, hiking shoes, and other tools that can be helpful. You can grab on to required tools from any outdoor hiking equipment providers. Moreover, even if you need assistance with the list for equipment, you can also check online. There are several hiking sites where you will easily get help from experienced hikers.
Above all, being physically fit and able to withstand the stress of carrying that heavy backpack all throughout the hiking is a critical criterion for planning a multi day hike and requires abundant physical training and hiking practices.