Tips for Beginner Hikers

Tips for Beginner Hikers

Idaho offers some amazing hiking opportunities for enthusiasts and beginners who are looking to get into hiking. Hiking is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors, get away from your daily stresses, and take in the beautiful scenery that the state of Idaho has to offer.

Here are some essential tips for hiking beginners:

Hiking gear on top of mountainPrepare Before

If you haven’t hiked before, it’s always good to be prepared ahead of time. Hiking can be great exercise, but if you haven’t gone before, or you’re not used to walking long distances, it can be a struggle if you’re not prepared.

Know your limits – it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, but you never want to push yourself. Start off with a simple hike and work your way to more challenging ones.

Stay Hydrated – you’re always going to want to bring extra water to keep you hydrated because you will definitely be using a good amount of water.

Backpack – always bring a pack or small backpack carrying hiking essentials including extra water, snacks, and appropriate weather gear. Another thing to consider bringing is a small first aid kit. This doesn’t have to be an elaborate pack.

Knife – a knife is always a good tool to have just in case of any circumstance where you’ll need one. A tool like this can come in handy at any point.

Have Fun with It

Hiking is all about having fun and enjoying the beautiful nature around you. We recommend always going with a friend in case of an emergency. The buddy system is to keep you safe from injuries, and it’s always more enjoyable to share the moment with someone else.

Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge

Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge is your complete guide to the Idaho back country. We offer trail rides and pack trips for hunting and outdoor adventures. If you’re thinking of getting away for the weekend, whether you’re a hunter or just an outdoor enthusiast, we can help you out. Contact Silver Spur Outfitters & Lodge at 208-842-2417.


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