Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Trail Walking Tips

So I have found that I like the great outdoors.  I like to walk the trails any chance I get.  When planning a trip, I look for close trails that the family and I can walk.  Walking or hiking a trail can be great for any age.  There are so many things to see on a trail and it is a great exercise.  It can be better then walking the treadmill staring at the wall or watching TV.  
We recently traveled to Guadalupe River State Park.  They have several trails to be enjoyed by the park visitors.  I decided to go for a walk on one of trails.  Here are some of my tips to trail walking:

1)  Research your trail.  How far do you want to walk?  Does the trail bring you back to your starting point?  Is it a marked trail?
2)  Stay on the Trail.  Follow the trail markers.  They are there to guide you.  
3)  Read any posted signs.  These signs could be important especially if there are detour or closures to the trail you are currently on.
  4)  Remember you are in the great outdoors.  Animals and plants live in this environment.
  5)  If you get lost, always look for the road.
6)  Don't hike or walk alone.  You can have a wonderful conversation.  In case of an emergency, the other person can go for help or be able to assist.  It can be a great way for you to be able to talk to someone without a lot of distractions.  The more the merrier, right?  They can also help keep you on the trail because they may be better map readers than you
Enjoy the view.  Let go.  Breath in and breath out.  Happy Trails!

Have you ever been trail walking or hiking?  What has been your favorite trail?  Do you have any tips?

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