Are you new to hiking? Don’t worry if the answer is yes, as I have all the best hiking tips for beginners.
Here are some tips and tricks you could employ to help you stay safe on a solo day hike as a beginner. If you plan well, you will be out there weekend after weekend as long as the lovely weather holds.
1. Research, research, research
If there is one word of caution you should really take to heart, it would be to do a little digging online before setting your sights on a trail you’d like to explore solo.
This brings us to another of the most important items on your safety checklist. Always line up at least two emergency contacts who will have your itinerary.
Along with an emergency or first aid kit, water is going to be one of the most important things to pack if your trail doesn’t have access to fresh drinking water. Some parks have fountains and facilities where others are miles from such amenities.