Hiking Hacks
Claire Miles - August 4, 2022

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Whenever we visit a mountainous place, hiking is one of the most fun activities you can do there. To begin with, it is important that you plan the day ahead. Hiking can be extremely fun however if the day isn’t spent well you may experience dry spells and sickness. To avoid such an experience it is important that you equip yourselves with the necessary tools. This article will let you know the dos and don’ts of hiking.

To begin with, during the day, make sure that you do not wear very warm clothes. Check the weather forecast tool properly. If you feel that the weather might be too rainy, carry a raincoat with you but make sure that you do not carry things that might excessively lead to you being too busy carrying your stuff and not focusing on the trek. It is important that you keep a water bottle that can fit into something. If you carry anything in your hand that may lead you to exhaustion and more chances of falling.

It is always a good idea to invest in good hiking shoes. Multiple people use running shoes to hike and that is one of the easiest mistakes multiple people may make. Hiking shoes are preferred as they form a certain grip and save you from falling.

Do not forget to apply sunblock as without sunblock you may experience itchiness and red skin. Sun may even burn your skin to an extent that it may take multiple months to get over the redness. Furthermore, make sure that you keep on reapplying the sunscreen otherwise your skin may feel damaged. It is important and necessary that you wear light-colored and comfortable clothes. Wearing dark-colored clothes will absorb light and make you feel warm and uncomfortable.