• Trekking poles: Good for your fitness, but your hiking?
    Exercise,  Fitness tips

    Trekking poles: Good for your fitness, but your hiking?

    Trekking poles are a common sight today on trails. They aid in your ability to hike safely. Tents manufacturers have made designs to use them for erecting lightweight shelters and there are many ways you can use them together with a tarp for ultralight backpacking. However are the popular tools of the trail all they are cut out to be? Let’s take a look at the basics and you decide. Health and safety benefits of using hiking poles Hiking or trekking poles offer you health and safety benefits. Staying healthy and safe on the trail is obviously important while in the mountains. Some common cited health and safety benefits are:…