There are many beautiful places to hike whether during a trip abroad or a nearby national park. Inexperienced hikers may one to choose a guided tour, especially if you are abroad in a new place while experienced hikers may venture out on their own. Regardless of your experience level or location, there are some things to which every hiker must heed.
Finding and investing in a good pair of boots is important, but you might be surprised to find that selecting socks can be even more challenging than finding that perfect boot. Let me explain.
Hiking socks are not just socks. Sport socks will not serve your hiking needs. The socks you wear for tennis or basketball are not adequate for a long hike. Good hiking socks are thick, comfortable and sturdy and have great moisture-wicking and thermal properties.
Moisture-wicking is a must in hiking. Wicking is simply transporting sweat away from your foot. Without this feature, you can develop such things as fungi, blisters or chafing among others. Its not even about the smell at this point, but rather health problems. That alone should get you out to the store purchasing a quality pair of socks!
If your hike...