Hiking Basics

Hiking Boots Are a Hiker’s Best Friend

If there is one piece of gear you should invest in before hiking, let that be your hiking boots.

Your shoes are where the “rubber hits the road,” and also what protects your body from the shocks of walking. They shield your feet from anything else Mother Nature will throw at them, too. Don’t make the mistake (as I did when I was a starving student) of buying cheap so-called hiking shoes, especially if you are a serious trekker. (more…)