Hiking is a very special sports activity which can help people to increase their physical condition. During the process of hiking, people's nature appreciation level and minds have got a sublimation. People should hold the belief that hiking can help you to reach the success bench.
Hiking, refers to walking, which is also the meaning of common people in the ancient times. Hiking has many classifications, like suburban, rural, mountain, rivers and many other regions. In most cases, go on foot is always happening in places of suburbs and rural areas. When walkers are conducting long-distance hiking activities, they usually need to wear specialized hiking shoes to protect the soles. And in ancient times, hiking is the general term for go on foot, common people and the infantry.
The following passages are focusing on some topics of hiking. The classification of hiking is depend on different regions, people classified into suburban, rural, mountain, jungle, desert wilderness, snowy glaciers, valleys, plains, mountains, the Great Wall trail, grass, lake, rivers and other classified on foot. According to the distance, hiking within 15 km is called the short distance hiking, and 15 to 30 kilometers hiking is being named the middle distance hiking, and the distance more than 30 km is called the long distance hiking.
Hikers have to wear specialized hiking shoes if the distance is quite long, in order to protect the shoes soles and for some of the physical training activity walkers, they also have a need to load with a 10-15 kg weight materials.People call the hiking enthusiasts and other outdoor sports enthusiast the "ALICE".
Hiking Cross refers to a outdoor acivity which require the hikers finish all their hiking tasks completely by walking. The hikers may meet with many landscapes during the process of hiking, include mountains, jungles, deserts, snowfields, streams, canyons and other landscapes. The wild comprehensive hikers have also a higher skills requirement that they should combine climbing, rock climbing, rafting, boating and outdoor survival in one. The hiking cross walker must have a good physical condition, stable psychological quality and ethical standards, and also the team spirit. Before the hiker starts his trek, he must get a further understanding about the hiking regions conditions, such as the weather, geomorphology, degree of difficulty, the risk factor, necessary equipment, food, medicines, and so on. Because the knowledge, exploratory, and unpredictable characteristics of hiking, the hiker must acquire the relevant knowledge and skills of outdoor survival, to cope with the ever-changing field.
The hikers must prepare such conditions if he wants to become a real hiker: the good health and good physical condition. And there have no shortcut to overpass these conditions, the hikers must make a training plan which is suitable for his own physical conditions. The physical training skills can be gained through swimming, hiking, distance running, cycling and the strength training skills can be gained through every day push-ups, dumbbell, sit-ups and chin-up.
The following lists are the basic equipments that a hiker should prepare for his hiking. Backpack, quick-drying pants or long-sleeved and hiking boots are the essential supplies that a hiker should have. A sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses are very useful in protect yourself from being sunburn. Personal medicines are also very important, like medicated oil, bone-setting medicine, stickers, stomach or individual effects of drugs, anti-mosquito drugs. Remind every body to prepare their personal water and appropriate supplement for the journey. The following things are also recommended, like alpenstock, towels, plastic bags, spare clothes, camera, headlights, and waterproof bag.