Spring and Summer Goals

on 3/24/21 7:19 am
RNY on 04/15/19

This past year has been a tough one. I have stayed close to home and not ventured out much at all for my safety and that of others. I am getting really bored and need some changes and feel nature is calling me. So this spring and summer I am going to take up hiking and see how it goes. (I haven't hiked since I was in my late teens!) Id like to hike on well known trails that lead to waterfalls and other beautiful destinations so I am researching places in my area. I am excited to do this thing! I have no idea yet of what I will need to bring along my hikes besides the obvious or how far I will be able to walk so I am going to start off with the shorter hikes and hopefully bring someone along with me. My goal is to start with one hike a week and keep a journal of where I have hiked and the total distance etc. I hope I can meet my goals and continue maybe through the fall months too! Any hikers out there have any tips?

on 3/24/21 12:46 pm

Hiking will be a goal of mine as well once I have the surgery and I can't wait.

on 3/24/21 3:02 pm
RNY on 02/14/18

Always make sure someone knows where you are hiking. Also, read the guidelines for whatever park you are in - out here, we have micro climates that can change super fast, plus poisonous/irritating plants and things like snakes and other wildlife. Usually the park will have all the rules at the trail head and also tell you what to watch for.

Take water, wear sunscreen and a hat, wear layers and good shoes. Hiking boots are heavy so unless you are going on very rough terrain or have bad ankles, you might like hiking shoes more.

have fun!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:144.8 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19), next goal - 132.9


on 3/25/21 5:30 am
RNY on 04/15/19

Thanks for the tips! I forgot about hiking trail rules and guidelines. I checked out a few places online last night and I am so motivated!

H.A.L.A B.
on 3/31/21 9:55 am

A lot of areas have hiking groups or hiking clubs. They often schedule hikes, short, long, easy to strenuous.

It's a good way to get experience and meat new people.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

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