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Essentials and Tips for Hiking

About Hiking

In today’s world of chaos and constant stimulation, it’s hard to quiet the mind and think. Getting into Nature offers a way to find some silence and clarity; and it’s an important tool to counter our standards of survival in society. The more and more pressure we put on ourselves, the more our health degrades. Our minds and bodies need silence in order to regenerate.

Hiking is a great way to reap the benefits of what nature has to offer. The elements whip us into shape and we sweat out our frustrations. As our muscles scream for mercy and our toes rub in our boots, we seek shade. The shelter of a giant pine tree is a luxurious refuge from the intense sun rays. Continue reading from American Hiking Society

Check out a Book on Hiking

Link to Best hikes of the Appalachian Trail : New England by Lafe Low in the Catalog
Link to AMC's best day hikes in Connecticut : four-season guide to 50 of the best trails, from the highlands to the coast by ReneĢ Laubach in the Catalog
Link to Connecticut walk book : the complete guide to Connecticut's blue-blazed hiking trails by Connecticut Forest and Park Association in the Catalog
Link to 50 hikes in Connecticut by Mary Anne Hardy in the Catalog
Link to Short nature walks, Connecticut by Eugene Keyarts in the Catalog