Day Hikes Are Adventures Awaiting Close To Home
-This is a very social activity as along the journey you will meet plenty of other hikers beside experiencing and enjoying the company of the people you are walking with
-You will get lots of fresh air and exercise
-Usually there always be some great scenery to look at along the way
-Deer, rabbits, birds because wildlife are frequently seen
-In case of bad weather it is simple to change your plans quickly
When planning your day hike expect walk about 10 to 25 km (6 to 15 miles) mostly. That will depend in your own level of fitness of yourself and your colleagues, the terrain even the weather.
As this is only single day hike your pack can be lightweight as you only require few ideas.
You need some healthy snacks, your lunch and a cushion or plastic bag to lay on during afternoon meal. Many hikers are also lightweight stools with telescoping legs to take it easy on during stops. You need a hydration pack or a few water bottles particularly during the summer months. Most hikers don't drink enough on the trail and studies have shown that you are more anticipated to consume more if you bring sports drinks.
Some issues you may carry with your pack include sunscreen, sun glasses, insect repellent, first aid kit, GPS (or compass) map and cell phone for urgent situations. If your route takes you into a wilderness area also think about survival kit which could have matches, emergency blanket as well as extra food. In some regions bear spray is also a good strategy.
Hikers all dress in layers to allow them to make changes to regulate temperatures. You start with well broken in hiking boots or shoes in addition to your socks. Whether you wear long pants or shorts, a short or long sleeve shirt or gaiters depends on personal preference, the weather and taking precautions up against the sun or ticks. Any outdoor wear is generally suitable accompanied by a lightweight jacket, rain gear and a wide brim hat.
Optional items can include things like hiking (trekking) poles, binoculars and a camera.
You are now ready to set off down the trail about your day hike. Afterwards you can sit at the coffee shop or pub and discuss your adventures with your buddies.