Hiking for beginners, a few essential tips for a pleasant start

Start slowly from smaller and easier paths.
We know what it’s like when the first enthusiasm and adrenaline takes us so we have a feeling we can conquer Everest. As you are at the beginning, so think when choosing a path. Look for a description of those trails where the terrain is familiar to you. Then, the trails that take less time to avoid getting too exhausted. Slowly, over time, add an extra hour or extra mile to your track.

Get to know the trail well.
Hiking is not like going to the gym where you always go the same way. In the mountains one can easily get lost. Thanks to today’s technology, all tracks are a click away. Investigate how long they are, their descriptions, how to get to them, look at pictures of the trails to get an idea of ​​where you are going. Buy or print a map, download the GPS app to your mobile device and, if you know how to use a compass, take it too.

Check the forecast.
Much of the preparation and selection of a trail depends on the time that awaits you. Don’t go to the mountains without first studying the weather forecast in detail. Bare rock is not a place to meet a storm, a new trail is not pleasant if you find it under a pile of snow. If the rain washes you away all of a sudden and you’re not ready, you’ll wish you’ve never worn hiking boots. So be sure to follow the weather forecast on Google applications and equip yourself accordingly and determine whether you go or not.

Tell a friend where you are going.
If you are already going on a trip alone (although it is always nicer for two), be sure to let someone closer know where you intend to go and walk and when you return. That way, that person will know when to start worrying and reacting if you are more than a certain period of time late.

Equip yourself wisely.
There are 10 basic things we store in hiking backpacks. They sometimes change, but the basis is:

map / compass / cell phone
sun protection
windbreaker and spare clothes
first aid
pocket knife
* accessories for sleeping in nature (tent, tent wing)
Good boots keep your head.

You don’t go to the mountains in flip-flops or sneakers. It goes in good boots that do not sting you and in which you can walk properly. Good socks help against blisters and protect your feet from the cold.