Hiking is a very special sports activity which can help people to increase their physical condition. During the process of hiking, people’s nature appreciation level and minds have got a sublimation. People should hold the belief that hiking can help you to reach the success bench.
Hiking, refers to walking, which is also the meaning of common people in the ancient times. According to different regions, it is divided into suburban, rural, mountain, rivers hiking and so on. But most of the hiking activities are carried out in the suburban and rural regions.
Walkers must wear special hiking shoes under a long time of hiking activities, which can help them to protect their soles. And in ancient times, hiking is the general term for go on foot, common people and the infantry.
The following passages are focusing on some topics of hiking. According to different regions, hiking is divided into many classifications: suburban, rural, mountain, jungle, desert wilderness, snowy glaciers, valleys, plains, mountains, the Great Wall trail, grass, lake, rivers and many other classes.
According to the distance, hiking within 15 km is called the short distance hiking, and 15 to 30 kilometers hiking is being named the middle distance hiking, and the distance more than 30 km is called the long distance hiking.
Hiking skills: When carrying out long-distance hiking activities, walkers usually need to wear specialized hiking shoes to protect the shoes soles and part of the physical training activities have a further requirement for the walkers to walkers emphasized on the physical training activities require 10 to 15 kg of material foot weight. People call the hiking enthusiasts and other outdoor sports enthusiast the “ALICE”.
Cross Hiking means the walkers have to finish all their hiking distance from the very beginning to the final end without any other transport. During the process, this outdoor activity might across mountains, jungles, deserts, snowfields, streams, canyons and other landscapes.
The wild comprehensive hikers have also a higher skills requirement that they should combine climbing, rock climbing, rafting, boating and outdoor survival in one. The Cross hiking walker must have a good physical condition, stable psychological quality and ethical standards, and also the team spirit.
Before the hiker starts his trek, he must get a further understanding about the hiking regions conditions, such as the weather, geomorphology, degree of difficulty, the risk factor, necessary equipment, food, medicines, and so on.
The knowledge, exploration, and the unpredictable characters ask the hikers to get to know the relevant knowledge and skills of outdoor survival in order to meet the various outdoor situations.
Good health and good physical conditions are the most important elements that the hikers should have. And there have no shortcut to overpass these conditions, the hikers must make a training plan which is suitable for his own physical conditions.
The physical training skills can be gained through swimming, hiking, distance running, cycling and the strength training skills can be gained through every day push-ups, dumbbell, sit-ups and chin-up.
The following lists are the basic equipment that a hiker should prepare for his hiking. First are the essential supplies: backpack, quick-drying pants or long-sleeved, hiking boots. And in order to avoid sunburn, you can prepare a sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses.
And you should not forget to bring your personal medicines, such as medicated oil, bone-setting medicine, stickers, stomach or individual effects of drugs, anti-mosquito drugs. Everyone should ensure that they have bring their own water and food for their hiking activities. The following things are also recommended, like alpen stock, towels, plastic bags, spare clothes, camera, headlights, and waterproof bag.