Hiking alone: Tips for your first solo hike
Tips for your first time hiking alone
If you are interested in going on a solo hike, but you have some fears or insecurities about hiking alone, this blog is written for you!
I did my first solo hike in 2016
After a summer full of work I decided to go on a backpack trip by myself. I never travelled solo so travelling alone was a big step for me. During this backpack trip I visited countries like Slovenia, Austria and Italy. I went hiking alone in all of those countries. Some hikes were longer then others, but all of them I did by myself.
What did I learn during my first solo hike?
Tips for hiking alone
Make sure you are prepared
Pick a hiking trail that is well travelled
Check the weather
Tell someone where you are going to hike
Another nice way to stay in touch during a solo hike can be to stream your live location with an app like Strava or Alltrails. Personally I often share my live location in a WhatsApp group chat of our family before I start hiking. The only downside of this solution is that when your phone has no signal, nobody is going to know where you are. A way to avoid this is by using a satellite gps tracker.
Bring your map
Stay on the trail
Research the environment you are hiking in
Last but not least: Evaluate
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