In many parts of the US, Memorial Day marks the start of hiking season. I absolutely love hiking but don’t live in an area conducive to it so I often take vacations to mountainous destinations. What better way is there to get back to nature while getting in a workout then hiking around a gorgeous new location?
If you decide to go for a hike, please be careful and be prepared! I always carry my Camelback and stock it with a few light layers, extra food and tons of water. In addition to the items in this article, I also have some first aid supplies, a small headlamp and a foil wrap. I also love my hiking poles. I have no idea how I used to hike without them!