Group Hiking Travel can be a fun and educational way to enjoy your next camping trip. But it takes planning, preparation and the right equipment. By knowing exactly what you need ahead of time, you will make the most out of your group hiking experience.
When planning your trip, take into account the weather conditions that may affect your hiking. In inclement weather or when you have unexpected or tough weather, pack appropriate amounts of your hiking gear and leave some items behind for emergency help. For inclement weather or when you do not expect snow or high winds, pack light hiking gear. Also, if you travel in inclement weather, you may want to bring a back-up sleeping bag and pillow as well as extra clothes and shoes, just in case.
Before you go hiking, pack your hiking gear, including comfortable clothing, shoes, hiking boots, rainproof jacket, gloves, hat and sunglasses. Pack water in adequate quantities, including drinking water. Bring plenty of sunscreen, sunblock lotion, lip balm and sunglasses, in case of ultraviolet light exposure. Bring enough money for a shower, change of clothes, food and a little extra cash for a few cans of drinking water, a snack or something to eat. You can also bring a first-aid kit that contains items that deal with minor skin and muscle pain.
Clothing and shoes should be packed by weight. The heavier the load, the more effort you need to exert to move it. The number of people in your group will also influence the type of hiking gear and clothing that you need to bring along.
On a regular basis, make a list of the hiking gears that you need to carry and how much each item will weigh. Then put those items in groups of three or four. Pack the hiking gear that you are most likely to use on the trip. For example, if you plan to go hiking in the woods, pack a pair of hiking boots. In addition, it would be wise to include a back pack, poncho and a lightweight cooler or water container.
Hiking is an outdoor sport that offers a great adventure. It also provides the opportunity to interact with other people, learn about their cultures and traditions, as well as enhance your sense of self-awareness. Hiking is a great hobby that anyone can enjoy.