Arnie’s thoughts on “grit” and the mental aspects of hiking
Article by Arnie P
Hiking is a very safe sport, when one understands how my thoughts on grit plays in taming down the stories of injuries. What is not understood is the number of hikers who hike and return tired but in good condition every day of the year in all kinds of weather. My purpose is to pass on some of my half century experience on the trail especially in understanding the role of grit,
Getting the right equipment for the location and conditions of your hike is very important. Good equipment does not let you down. Read the reviews and articles on 4alloutdoors.org.
Physical fitness is also important. My experience is the more you know yourself the better you are prepared to deal with difficult times that sometimes happen on a hike. Most of my hiking experience has been in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Mount Washington has some of the worst weather in the world and there are quite a few mountains nearby that share most of that same unpredictable weather. When hiking in an unfamiliar area you face a different kind of difficulty. Know as much as you can about where you intend on hiking before the hike. To read more.