Memorial Day means summer’s just about here, and it’s time to get outdoors! Hiking for recreation is one of the oldest “sports” out there, and there are miles and miles of trails and greenways to explore and enjoy in and around the Charlotte area. Go see sights “off the beaten path”; it won’t be about the destination but about the journey, as well. File these little bits away for when you’re ready to roll!
Make your hiking shoes your most comfortable, supportive shoes. This ain’t the place to cut corners. Go to the experts.
Prepare for your hike. Outline your trip, let others know your timetable and itinerary.
Be considerate of others. Hikers yield to bikers, and everyone yields to horseback riders.
When in doubt, re-lace. If your shoes or boots are giving you trouble then re-lace. Try it tighter if it’s too loose, or looser if it’s too tight. Listen to your feet. They never lie.
Always get water from the stillest area of the creek or river, then treat it. Moving water stirs more sediments & fills filters quicker. The sediments are more settled
in still water.
Carry a whistle or noisemaker, just in case you need some help.
Be aware of your surroundings, especially at the trailhead. That’s where the most things can happen, security-wise.
Performance polyesters & wicking fabrics are more comfortable. They wick, dry quick & many offer forms of sun protection, too!
So there you have it! Many of your favorite Jesse Brown’s brands can make the transition from lifestyle to outdoors with little to no effort. You’ve got the goods, now get out there and enjoy.