- Post by Jasmin
- In Jasper Activities
- On 18 June 2012
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When you head out to hike Jasper National Park in Canada, there are a few essential items you need to take on your trip. Your laid-back day of fun is not complete without these items because you might find yourself in a bit of trouble without them.
1. Hiking BootsThe most essential item that you need to take on your trip is a pair of broken in hiking boots. Do not buy a pair of new boots and then expect to use them on a day hike without breaking them in first. You want to acclimate your foot to the boot for the most comfort possible. Pay attention to the sensations in your feet and expect to hike about 50 miles before you break in your boots. Questions to ask yourself include how much did your feet sweat? Were there any spots where your foot rubbed against the boot? Could you feel the arch? How did the traction feel?
Jasper National Park offers you lots of opportunity for discovery and adventure. It was established in 1907 and is one of Canada's largest and oldest national parks. As you traverse the 1000 KM of trails, you want to make sure you are thoroughly prepared for your adventure. This includes more than just a pair of hiking boots.
2. Water BottleNever leave home for a hiking trip without an adequate supply of water, as it is vital for survival. Hiking boots and water are pretty much on the same level of importance. You can take several water bottles or some version of a CamelBak, a water pack that you can wear like a backpack with hydration tube for easy use.