No, you haven’t mistakenly clicked on the wrong page. Thru-hiking is something that will test both your physical and mental strengths. This is NOT a walk in the park.


You go to the gym for a couple of hours, but this will be like your final exam – it will determine if you’ve really understood the saying “No pain, No gain”.

Whether you are planning to hike the Pacific Coat Trail, The Continental Divide Trail or shorter distance trails like the Oregon Coast Trail or Finger Lakes Trail, Preparing yourself physically should be among your top priorities.



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あなたのバックパックでのハイキングは必須です。を選択していない場合は おでかけリュック のように、我々はスルーハイカーのためのバックパックをお勧めし、レビューすることができますブログを知っています。

一人旅のバックパッカーは 彼らは旅行のパートナーとアイテムを共有するのとは対照的に、自分ですべての自分のギアを運ぶので、大きなパックが必要になります。

That independence and freedom will cost you, in terms of a weightier backpack, so if you plan to thru-hike alone, practice and train with a fully loaded pack.


Determine the length of the thru-hike you are planning and determine realistic goals for mileage each day. It is a good idea to plan rest days, or low mile days so your body can rest.


If you are new, start training with shorter day hikes in the range of 6 to 10 miles. Depending on fitness level, try the day hike with a back, or perhaps and empty pack.





You should eventually be day hiking trails with similar gains in elevation, terrain, and if possible, weather, as your planned long thru-hike. Weather will be a special challenge as it is likely to be quite varied on a long thru-hike.

週末と一週間のトライアルハイク – 経験に勝る教師はいません。

You should also plan a few weekend hikes, and possible one or two-week long trial hikes. This gives you a chance to try out your camping gear and techniques and discover if your daily mileage goal is going to work on a consistent basis.





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CrossFit is beneficial because it does not focus on one area, but covers all major muscle groups for overall fitness. You will use menu muscles as you hike, besides leg muscles.


Schlepping a hefty pack 15 miles every day requires strong core muscles. It is much better to work those muscles into shape now than to develop them on the trail.



しかし、それは物理的な準備になると、彼らは自分自身に言う彼らは ‘トレイル上の形で取得します’。



You will have less time to practice using your gear, to figure out if you have packed too much, to find out if you included items you don’t really need and left behind items you do need.

If you do not do smaller training hikes you cannot be sure you will meet your daily mile goal on your long thru-hike. If you can not meet your goal you risk falling behind and not finishing the hike in time for the season to end or to meet your own personal deadline.

Without practice, your first few hundred miles will be your training and this can affect the amount you enjoy the trip because being unprepared is discouraging and affects you mentally.

Keep in mind, a large number of hikers who attempt long thru-hikes do not complete their goal, and one of the biggest reasons is not being prepared for the challenges physically and mentally.

ヒントです。 あなたの長いスルーハイクを開始する前に、カイロプラクターのチェックとアライメントを取得します。

If your hips or back are out of alignment or unbalanced the rigors and repetitive movements of an extended hike will cause discomfort, pain and/or injuries.


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But, it is also important to prepare mentally. Many hikers have a moment or two where they are tempted to call it quits. Many folks do not meet their goals and return home having not completed the hike.


  • ハイク前のトレーニング・レジメンに従う including weeklong hikes with your pack on. Getting in shape before hand will help prevent injuries and reduce the strain and fatigue you feel, especially at the beginning of the hike. Physical discomfort and injury can throw off your mental game. The mental and physical are closely related.
  • ハイクを終えた理由を考えて書き出す . These reasons will be what you need to think about in the difficult moments of the hike. Write down the things you will gain from finishing, and the consequences of not completing the hike. It is important to WRITE DOWN the reason because the reason will be hard to access when you are in the gloomy grip of a trail trial.
  • 前もって、あなたが本当に好きではないものに遭遇することを理解し、あなたが完了するために受け入れる必要があります。


Annett Fiedler

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