Before your hike, it is best to increase your walking/running and general physical activity before undertaking a hike to insure that your body is ready for the physical demand.
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Whenever possible, hike with a partner.
If you plan on taking a longer hike, you should invest in a good pair of hiking boots, as sneakers don’t provide enough stability.
Learn what the hazards are for the area you will hike. Every location has unique challenges for which you need to prepare.
Bring an extra day’s worth of food. Non-perishable items, such as jerky or trail mix are great options.
Make sure to use sunblock and bring sunglasses. Once you are above the treeline, the sun can be quite intense.