Equipment and tips for snow hiking

Although the high mountains always reserve this experience, in the winter months to the regular pleasure of hiking is added the possibility to enjoy the snow.  This natural show reinforces in many cases the beauty of the sites that we walk. But, together with beauty comes a plus in danger.

Snowshoeing has special requirements that each lover of this sport must take into account at the time to select the equipment that you need to take with you. Furthermore, in winter snow is supposed to be an additional challenge, so it should be taken some precautions to prevent that a day of entertaining becomes a tragedy.

So, from Walkaholic we advise you not only what you should take with you if there was a snowfall or if you will face a high mountain, but also we give you some tips to secure your safety.

Choose the appropriate clothing for snow

clothing for snow

The first thing you have to keep in mind for hiking with snow is that you will need special clothing. There are many that prefer low temperatures instead of the swelter, but precautions must be taken to avoid the dangers of the cold. Continue reading Equipment and tips for snow hiking

Mountain photography: tips to capture the perfect photo

Photography and hiking almost always come out to walk together, as is easier to show a photo than to tell –actually revive- a nature experience with words. These pictures remind us how much we enjoyed to go hiking and are useful to keep in mind the sites we have visited: if we don´t take them properly, will end up being unattractive and poor quality images.

We just need a mobile or an economical digital camera to get breath-taking photos. Still it is important to take into account that photography is a very complex world, but with practice and good tips anyone can make of his hiking experience a good photo album. So now Walkaholic invites you to get the best of your camera or smartphone, portraying beautiful landscapes and taking spectacular night pictures, as a true professional.

Landscape Photography

landscape photography in hiking
Lago di Braies, Italia / kavram – es.123rf.com

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Essential materials for hiking

Hiking is a demanding activity from the physical point of view, but fun for who love to be in direct contact with nature.

You must take into account that, for a short walk, we don´t need any preparation more than comfortable shoes. However, if we want to go to a higher level and practice trekking (longer and complicated routes) or mountain (including climbing), we need some items essential for hiking.

To have it or not, will mark the level of satisfaction of our experience. So from Walkaholic we invite you to you review our check list before throwing yourself to the adventure. 

What must you have for hiking?

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Different ways to sleep if you go hiking

Unless you plan a really short trip, one of the aspects to consider when you go trekking is which of the different ways to sleep you can use in this type of adventure.

Many novice hikers must learn the importance of choosing the right one in the hard way, and that involves much more than a bad night.

If you do not rest properly, you will not be able to have the necessary energy to keep on the pace in the next day. That becomes critical for trails in which you must take extreme caution: a steep and difficult terrain, where you must decide quickly and effectively at each step or compromise your balance, is not compatible with a tired hiker.

Let’s analyze then the different ways to sleep that a hiker has access to, so you can decide which is the most suitable for the route you plan to face.

ways to sleep if you go hiking
Before you embark on the adventure, plan where you are going to sleep.

Ways to sleep while hiking: pros and cons

Each of the options that a hiker has to spend the night has its particularities, benefits and usefulness in certain conditions.

The most suitable form depends on many factors. Among them are the weather conditions, the terrain, the season, the hiker economic possibilities, the size of the accompanying group and much more. Continue reading Different ways to sleep if you go hiking