Summer is the perfect time to go on a hike. The sun will be shining, and you can always find a friend or two to come along as you travel merrily along mountain or hillside paths. But apart from getting yourself into shape before starting the trek—hiking is a sport after all, and one that requires you to train before setting out—you should also gear up properly.
Scroll through our gallery and take of our eight trail essentials.Read these articles for more fitness preparedness tips: (First published in
Philippines as “Take a Hike” in May 2009; adapted for use in Female Network)