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5 Essential Items to Bring While Hiking

Hiking in Jasper National Park

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 Boots

The 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?

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Forget Skiing. Mountains are for Golfing.

Golfing Hinton and Jasper

When people think of Hinton and Jasper National Park, they may envision skiing down snow-covered trails, ice skating on mountain lakes, and drinking hot chocolate next to a roaring fire in the ski lodge. However, Hinton and Jasper are both great areas to visit in the summer for the pleasant weather and range of invigorating outdoor sports. The Jasper National Park area is particularly renowned for its stunning golf courses nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

The Hinton Golf Club

Hinton Golf Course

The Hinton Golf Club has been nicknamed "The Enchanted Forest", as it is nestled in rolling hills at the foot of the Rockies amongst fragrant spruce trees and groves of picturesque birch trees. The course was created in 1962 as a 9-hole course, but was upgraded to an 18-hole course in 1993. 

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Health Benefits of the Miette Natural Hot Springs

Hot Springs - Healthy , Relaxing and right in our backyard.

Miette Hot Springs Photo Courtesy of Miette Hot Springs

There aren't many things that only require you to relax and yet are incredible for your health at the same time; but mineral springs are definitely one of them. One of the big problems for many unhealthy (and even healthy) people is stress, and let's be honest, who isn't at least a little stressed out from time to time? Stress can take a huge toll mentally and physically, but the second you step into a hot spring you begin to feel the weight of the world melt from your shoulders. This isn't your mind playing tricks on you, hot springs are scientifically proven to relax you and benefit your entire body.

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