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February 22, 2021 | by: Eric Payne

Best hiking practices

New Brunswick can be a hiking paradise for the experienced and luckily it is very forgiving to those who want to be able to start and take in the scenery this province provides. A good reminder for veterans and essential for newcomers, here are 14 best practices for hiking.

1. Don’t assume that you’ll have cell service
2. Don’t assume that the physical demands of hiking are the same as going to the gym
3. Don’t underestimate the amount of time needed to finish a hike
4. Start hiking early
5. Don’t underestimate the weather
6. Check your ego and FOMO (fear of missing out) at the trailhead
7. Always hike with someone else, unless you’re super experienced or hiking a heavily trafficked trail
Hiking with another person is just safer. Plain and simple.
8. Don’t skimp on water
9. For early morning hikes, pack everything (backpack, water, snacks) the night before
10. Research all hikes prior, even the easier ones in your area
11. Always tell someone where you’re going
12. Abide by the Leave No Trace (LNT) rules
13. Bring the “10 essentials”
14. Be courteous to other hikers, wildlife, plants, and ecosystems by following trail etiquette.
These are in far more depth at the link I have provided.