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Hiking Las Vegas Blog
Essentials to Take on Your Hiking Trip
For many people, hiking provides them with the ultimate adventure. This is something you can do on your own, with a partner, with friends, and even with family members. When you go hiking, you can enjoy a totally unique outdoor adventure that lets you get close to nature, enjoy the wholesome fresh air, spend time outdoors, and enjoy a variety of new experiences.
In order to make the most of your hiking trip, you do need to ensure you have the right equipment and gear to take along with you. By planning ahead and getting yourself organized, you can take the stress out of the whole process and ensure you have everything you need for an exciting and memorable hiking trip.
Some of the Key Items You Need
So, what are the key items you need for your hiking trip? Well, first off, you should make sure you have a good, high quality backpack so you can carry all the items you need to take along with you with ease. There are plenty of different options available with bags of all sizes on the market. So, finding the right one for your needs won’t be an issue. You also need to make sure you have the right clothing for your camping trip, which means taking along a raincoat in case of bad weather as well as buying clothes that you can layer so you can add or remove as necessary. A good pair of hiking boots is essential, as these provide you with practicality as well as comfort when you are hiking.
If you are going to be camping over as part of your hiking trip, you need to ensure you have a suitable tent. A pop up one is ideal, as these are lightweight and very easy to put up so you won’t be left struggling. You also need to ensure you have a comfortable sleeping bag for your trip. There are many different sleeping bags you can choose from, so you can find one that fits in with your budget as well as your individual needs. You can get different sizes too so you can choose from single and double bags depending on your needs.
If you plan to hike in unfamiliar territory, it is advisable to take along a compass so you can get your bearings while you are on your trip. In addition, make sure you invest in a good, solid water bottle to carry around with you so you can stay hydrated while you are camping and hiking. If you plan to camp for a few days while you are on your hiking trip, make sure you look at extras you may need such as a camping stove for cooking.
By planning ahead and making sure you list everything you need, you can ensure you don’t miss any vital items you need for your camping and hiking trip. You can then make the most of your outdoor adventure and enjoy a really memorable and exciting experience in the great outdoors.
Western Travel Blogs Award 2018
Hiking Las Vegas Blog won another award, the Western Travel Blogs Award 2018.
Hiking Las Vegas began blogging before the term blogging became popular. Our first article was all the way back in 1998. Since then we have authored well over 600 articles! We will continue to post articles that help inform all hikers.
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This blog covers hikes and routes in Red Rock Canyon, Lake Mead Area, Mt. Charleston, Zion, Grand Canyon, The Sierra and other hiking areas in the Southwest. We have found and documented many routes in Red Rock Canyon and Mt. Charleston.
We also authored the book: Hiking Las Vegas, an Amazon best seller and are the creators of the 52 Peak Club. The 52 Peak Club helps you hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas. No more getting lost! Each time you hike to a peak with the 52 Peak Club you earn an unique card.
Your goal: earn all 52 cards by hiking all 52 Peaks. During your journey you will overcome your fears, push yourself more than you thought possible, and have the time of your life.
Our YouTube channel has over 300 hiking videos.
You can find articles on the blog by clicking on the month (to the right) or the categories. You can search the site in the upper right corner and also connect with our Facebook hiking group page and our YouTube channel.
You can also become a VIP member of this website where you will have access to over 400 hiking guides throughout the US. Think of it as an ebook that's well over 2,000 pages! Of course you don't have to download all the hikes at once. You can download the hikes that you want to do. The hikes will display on any device that can read a PDF file (most devices can).
Branch Whitney is the author of Hiking Las Vegas and creator of the 52 Peak Club where members hike to the best 52 Peaks around Las Vegas, NV