Are you planning a hiking trip but not sure if you’re fit enough to take on the challenge? Do you want a body that can cope with long miles, heavy backpacks, and steep climbs? If you’ve answered yes to one or both of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. This article will show you how to train for hiking.
Preparation is essential to increase the potential for success of any trip. This includes making sure you’re in good physical shape before you take off. The one and only way to do that is to train properly and regularly.
Have you ever gone hiking in the backcountry with a large, conversational group of buddies and thought to yourself, “I love my friends, but I really wish I had the time and space to enjoy this by myself?” At the same time, why is it that we can feel so comfortable going for a walk in the local park by ourselves yet when it comes to solo hiking, we think twice?
Solo hiking is such a great form of relaxation but it does come with some unique challenges. Here at The Adventure Junkies, we understand you might be hesitant. That’s why we’ve put together this fantastic FAQ to answer all your questions and get you out on the trail by yourself in no time at all!
How do you keep a mountain bike running reliably? The best way is to perform regular mountain bike maintenance. Dirt and grime corrode both the frame and the components. Your frame needs to be cleaned regularly, and the components require cleaning and servicing as well.
Failing to grease and clean components can result in a noisy ride at best. At worst, parts will break or fail. Cleaning the frame will prevent grime from chipping away at the paint and finish. Routine maintenance lets you avoid unpleasant surprises on the road and replace cables and brake pads before you’re in trouble.
There are a lot of important steps, but we’ve broken down the most common maintenance routines to help you get started. From filling the tires to bleeding your brakes, this guide will help you keep your mountain bike clean and problem-free.
All Trails is an online and app based resource that can be used to identify walking, running, biking, and hiking trails all over the globe. This resource categorizes trails in different categories based on difficulty, length, and terrain. Using the app, users can track their real-time position on specific trails. This is a great tool that can make users feel comfortable exercising on a new trail.
There is a free and upgraded (pro) version.
As a sport, mountain biking continues to grow in popularity across the globe. Well-run youth programs can provide a powerful entry-point to this life-long activity. This curriculum guide is designed to be a resource for leaders of introductory mountain bike programs. Within these pages, you will find information that will be applicable to both school-based and extracurricular settings.
A fun introduction to the world of geocaching. Kids learn (probably for the first time) about geocaching and think of the possibilities for this worldwide, high-tech treasure hunt!
This game resembles "Plinko" from the game show The Price is Right. The purpose is to improve shooting skills and accuracy while playing a unique archery game. Prior to this lesson, students should have the skills to hit their target from 10-15 yards with consistency.
Note: Safety is of the utmost importance while teaching or engaging in an archery lesson.
This is a database of resources to teach fishing in schools. This database includes lesson plans, instructional videos, quizzes, and handouts.
This resource includes lesson planning, risk management policies, and emergency protocols for mountain biking.
This resource includes lesson planning, risk management policies, and emergency protocols for rock climbing.
This resource includes lesson plans, risk management procedures, and emergency protocols for the sport of kayaking.
Meet Clubhouse Expert, Naturalist Joe Boyles as he teaches kids about the art and sport of archery. This clip describes the components of the bow and arrow, the rules and scoring of the sport, and how to safely practice and play.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.