Comfort on the Trail

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Comfort on the Trail

Hiking is fun, but it can also be hard on your body. One of the best ways to eliminate undo strain on your limbs and back is to use hiking poles. Many of these poles are made of lightweight material and some are even collapsable to eliminate excess bulk on your backpack or daypack. Trekking poles typically have straps or handles at their tops so that you can easily loop your hands in and grip in comfort. Walk normally with the pole, leaning your weight slightly against the pole as you push off. Let the trekkng pole take the brunt of your efforts and save your energy for sight-seeing!



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