Niko Shefer is an academic currently living and working in South Africa. He specializes in English literature, and is known for his work on William Shakespeare. Niko Shefer enjoys being able to live in a community that places a lot of value on the outdoors, and he regularly takes advantage of the local hiking trails. Here are some hiking tips for beginners.
When you’re looking to start hiking, make sure you have comfortable shoes. Hiking forces you to spend a good amount of time on your feet, and usually on uneven terrain, so make sure you have comfortable shoes to wear that are durable enough to withstand the trail. Even if you’re hiking in warm weather, it might be a good idea to invest in boots to ensure durability.
You also need to get the right gear for your skill level. Think about your skill level on the trail, and what hikes you’ll be doing the most to find the right gear. If you just hike casually, you probably don’t need to go out and spend money on the latest GPS gadget technology; just make sure you have a comfortable pack and water bottle.
In addition to having the right gear, makes sure you have plenty of water. Even if you aren’t going to be hiking that far or for very long, having enough water for the trip is still important. Not only will you stay hydrated, but drinking water regularly will keep your energy up and allow you to keep hiking happily.
Niko Shefer enjoys being able to get out and hike as often as possible.