Hydrate: to drink water in order to stay healthy.
You would think living in a desert the Number 1 tip would be WATER, but actually it is Have a Plan & Stick to Your Plan.
Your Number 2 tip should be WATER, but what will serve you better is To Tell Someone Where you are Going and How Long you will be Gone.
Tip Number 3 WATER, WATER, WATER! Pre-hydrate (drink plenty of water the night before), carry plenty of water (bring more than you think you will need, and then bring some more), and drink the water you bring.
Tip Number 4 Did I say WATER? It is that important that it is worth repeating twice. Water is man’s best friend when hiking; one can never have too many friends.
Stick to Trails makes it to the top of our hiking tips at Number 5.
Tip Number 6 Turning Back is not Admitting Defeat. You can always come back another day, unless you can’t…
Tip Number 7, 8, & 9 Respect, Respect, Respect.
And the final tip in the Top Ten of Hiking Tips is Number 10 - Keep your Pets on Leash and Clean Up after Them.
Dr. Biology, Justin Olson, Elizabeth Smith. (2013, August 25). Top 10 Tips for Hiking. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 26, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/top-10-tips-hiking
Dr. Biology, Justin Olson, Elizabeth Smith. "Top 10 Tips for Hiking". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 25 August, 2013. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/top-10-tips-hiking
Dr. Biology, Justin Olson, Elizabeth Smith. "Top 10 Tips for Hiking". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 25 Aug 2013. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 26 Sep 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/top-10-tips-hiking
One of the few things you can and should bring back from the trail is trash, yours or the trash left by others.