Stefanie Maio Shares Her Tips and Insights to Help you Start Hiking and Backpacking
For today’s Experience Talk I will be speaking to Stefanie Maio. Stefanie is the Marketing Director and an Outdoor Leader at the Sierra Club’s San Diego Chapter’s Wilderness Basics Course. In our interview Stefanie shares her tips and advice on how to get started in hiking and backpacking safely and comfortably.
In our talk Stefanie will share what she personaly loves about hiking and backpacking and her favorite spots and memories, whilst giving us the basics on what you need to get started. She will share the essentials and tips for a first time hiker and back packer such as food, hydration, footwear, clothing and also backcountry hygiene. She will walk us through some of the risk factors and safety precautions you should take. At the end of the talk you should feel both inspired and prepared to set of on your first hiking or back packing trip.
Hiking is a great way to reconnect with nature and immerse yourself in the outdoors. It involves walking across long distances generally on trails or paths in the countryside. The duration of a hike varies from a couple hours, to short half-day programs, overnight trips called backpacking to longer itineraries of many days called trekking. Transported by your own two feet and carrying only what you need for the length of your hike on your back, you can discover the beauty of nature and the outdoors whilst setting your own pace.
With a little planning and preparation, hiking and backpacking, are activities that almost anyone of any age and physical fitness level can do. So, whether you are a seasoned hiker or a complete beginner, you will be able to find off-road paths and trails that will match your level and abilities. So sit back and get ready to be informed and inspired as Stefanie gives us a complete low down on everything you need to get started hiking or backpacking.
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To find out about the Sierra Club’s San Diego Chapter’s Wilderness Basics Course you can go to their website here: https://www.wildernessbasics.com/
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