Overuse issues cropping up amonghikers and especially those doing long distances. Unfortunately hikerssometimes believe the hike is a competition and they need to keep up with the flock.Or they feel the miles they do is too low and they ought to do more. Thus theyend up doing too much for ligaments and tendons unaccustomed to the stress. Becauseof this, hikers end up with overuse related
It’s summer and time for great hiking adventures. But it’salso time that heat-related illness can affect you while exerting yourself inhot and humid temperatures.The two heat-related illnesses one needs to look out for areheat exhaustion and sunstroke. Heat exhaustion can be managed on the trail, butsunstroke is a life-threatening emergency where the hiker must get to a hospital.
Blissful in the fog of PA before descending down to PalmertonI felt like tonight I should blog about rain, since many hikers out this year are encountering rainy events. And not just any rain, but sometimes major events or even tropical systems. There can be downpours and strong winds. Heavy stuff. There isn't much weather protection that can keep you and your gear dry in that kind of extreme
"Oh, do I hurt!"You’ve likely heard and said those words many times after a backpacking trip. That unpleasant feeling of soreness. It can come from just carrying a backpack (sometimes with too much weight in it or not properly fitted) to the harsh terrain day after day on foot and leg muscles not used to such rigors.An overstuffed pack coupled with the terrain can make you soreThe
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