Tuesday, 22 June 2010

How to Avoid Blisters on Ramblers Holidays

The joys of hiking when going on ramblers holidays. You feel the sun on your cheek, you feel the fresh air flowing through your lungs, your eyes take in the fantastic scenery but your feet are aching like crazy because of a painful blister. The things that help spoil ramblers holidays!

Well the good news is that this can be avoided. You can enjoy an excellent ramble and walk for miles by following some simple key steps.

The first thing to mention is your footwear - hiking boots and socks. If you are going to spend some money make sure that you have quality boots and socks you can take away on ramblers holidays. The good news is that modern day hiking boots and socks are much better quality than 10-20 years ago. However it is not always wise to buy directly on-line. Go to a store and ask for expert advice and even try your walking gear on so you can make sure your boots and socks are comfortable.

The next point is not to wear brand new hiking boots directly on ramblers holidays. Your hiking boots will need to mould to your foot. The best way to do this is to wear your hiking boots a number of times before going on your hike. This way your hiking boots will be a great mould for your feet to restrict movement in the boot and prevent blisters.

The final point is looking after your feet while you are hiking on ramblers holidays. You need to make sure your feet are dry and have sufficient air. You know when a blister is about to form when you feel a slight pain or irritation when hiking. The best thing here is to tell your group you need a stop and remove your hiking boots to give your feet some air.

Also try not to get your feet wet. Thick socks will keep your feet wet and after a while you will have a blister. You can buy some hiking gaiters. These are great and will keep you feet dry
So enjoy your hike. Enjoy each element. However avoid any blisters and have a fantastic hike during ramblers holidays.

I enjoy Hiking and Rambling and also writing Hiking and Rambling blogs which I fully populate with videos and articles on a daily basis.

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Hiking USA - The Best Hikes in the USA Confirmed by the Internet

There are so many fabulous hikes in the USA. Hiking USA really is a goldmine of hiking opportunity. I wanted to find the best. Really the best hikes in the USA. After all if you were willing to travel and spend money getting to potentially one of the worlds best hiking locations, you want to hike in the best places - correct?

The challenge you find is that every relative web site will tell you a different TOP 5, 10 or 100 hikes in the USA. So which are the real top five hikes in the USA and how can you really work this out? Which website do you really believe?

I suppose this is a very debatable point. So I did a little research across most of the websites out there with the most popular search engines. I looked at each hike USA related ramble and noted their rating. I compared this over a number of web sites and here is what I found.

There were 5 locations which were ranking roughly the same score above any other locations. These hikes in the USA are

1. The Glacier National Park.
2. The Zion National park
3. The Yosemite National park
4. The Appalachian Trail
5. The Grand Canyon

So these are the top 5 hiking USA locations according to a consolidated list of hiking websites.

Of course to get further details on each hike you can simply search the heading on the internet. I am now planning my trip so that I can pick my best hiking USA location to fit my vacation. I wanted to do this so that anyone who is planning to a hike USA will not get as confused as I did.

So hopefully this will be useful to someone who is planning a similar trip. Hope you have a great trip, a great hike by choosing a fantastic hiking USA location.

I enjoy hiking and rambling and also writing a hiking and rambling blog which I fully populate with videos and articles on a daily basis.

Please see my hiking and rambling blog here http://ramblingwalking.blogspot.com

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Saturday, 19 June 2010

How Ramblers Benefit by Joining a Rambling Club

If you have ever been hiking or rambling or simply just gentle walking then you will know the joys that ramblers have. You will know how great it is to get outdoors, to challenge yourself to either height or distance and immerse yourself in nature. Also of course it is a great way to exercise.

However ramblers need to organise there hike. If you do this on your own you will need to work out where you want to go, what route you wish to take, where you wish to stay and who will go with you.

So why not join a Ramblers Club. There are so many benefits. When you first join a Ramblers club they usually allow you to ramble with them to ensure you are happy with the club before joining. It does not matter how fit you are or what pace you need to take. A Ramblers Club will take this into account. You will also be with like minded people who love the great outdoors. Rambler Clubs are usually well organised, will have a list of great routes and do most of the organisation.

Looking at the favourite search engines there are many clubs that ramblers use which are very localised to each area. Some Rambling Clubs consist of just a handful of members whilst others are greater in number and who meet regularly for walks, talks and socialising.

The way that clubs are organised is that they have different grades of hikes or walks. It is up to the individual which walk they wish to join. The decision will depend on your level of fitness compared to the difficulty and length of the hike.

Of course you can be a rambler on your own and many people enjoy hiking in their own groups. After all hiking can be enjoyed however it is organised. However if you do not have a like minded group of friends and want to join other Ramblers then a Rambling Club could be a great way to enjoy this excellent pastime.

I enjoy Hiking and Rambling with Ramblers and also writing a Hiking and Rambling blog which I fully populate with videos and articles on a daily basis.

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

How to Resolve Kids Hiking Problem - Mosquitoes

It is great to take your kids hiking on your favourite hikes and show them why you love the pastime so much. However there are a number of problems when you take kids hiking which you need to tackle a different way to adults. One of these problems is mosquitoes.

During your hike you need to make sure your kids are fully protected by mosquito spray. I know I cannot trust my kids to put on the spray correctly so I always do this myself. So get them to stand still in their kids hiking gear, with their feet nicely apart and their arms stretched out to their sides.

Get them to close their eyes, hold the spray about 12 inches from their bodies and spray all over - hands, arms and torso. Legs and feet are particularly important as this detracts the other bugs from the ground. Next you need to protect their necks and ears. To do this get your kids to put their hands out and spray into their cupped hands. Then ask them to rub behind the ears and neck. You have now given the best mosquito protection for kids hiking during the day. Of course do not forget to spray yourselves as well.

Once your hiking day is completed and you are ready for camp you will need to ensure you are all protected during the night by a mosquito net. This is important for all of the team but especially for kids hiking. There are many types of net you can buy however I always use a Dome or Self supporting net as I find these the best for camping. In addition you need to consider the mesh size which will depend on the where you are hiking and the mosquitoes in the area.

So indeed it is great to take your kids hiking but please ensure they are protected day and night from mosquitoes.

I enjoy Hiking and also writing a Hiking and Rambling blog which I fully populate with videos and articles on a regular basis

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Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Wonder of Hiking, Walking and Rambling deviation

Hi this is Jim Nariel from ramblingwalking.blogspot.com

For the very first time I am stepping out of The Wonder of Hiking, Walking and Rambling to post information on a completley different subject. This reason is that I have found something that is so useful and FREE and I need to share this

This about a little report written by Dean Holland which I am giving away absolutley FREE. This report is about driving traffic to a website or blog or whatever you wish to.

I have used the major tip at the end of this report and driven lots traffic and therefore amazed by this simple but effective tip

So sorry if you are only interested in Hiking and Hiking is what you expect to see and read about. However this was so powerful I felt I had to share it with whoever this may help. Of course as I have stated before this is absolutley free - so please accept this free gift with my blessing.

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All the best, enjoy and use the report and we will return to Hiking next post

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Yosemite Hiking

The Yosemite trails span over 800 miles of scenic trails. You will come across some of the most beautiful places in America, from wonderful mountains to pranging rivers. Yosemite offers world class backcountry hiking whether you're looking for an easy stroll around the lake or an extreme hike with elevation gains and strenuous climbs. Few places in America make you feel more in nature than a trip to Yosemite. They have massive redwood trees and a huge variety of wildlife to view. Yosemite offers a perfect combination of all outdoor experiences.

Yosemite has five regions, and they are:

Yosemite Valley:
Yosemite Valley is the place to be, with the majority of the staggering views across Yosemite, the valley itself is only seven miles long, but beats the rest of the regions in terms of magnificent scenery. Yosemite Valley is the most popular destination.

Tioga Pass Road:
Tioga Pass has a pinch of everything, from lakes and meadows to peaks and hikes. Accommodation only lasts through the summer months, so unless you are extraordinarily brave you will not be able to go any other time.

Southern Yosemite:
Southern Yosemite has some of the best trees in the United States, with over 300 giant Sequoias. The momentous Wawona hotel boasts over 100 rooms, and is one of the most popular places to stay in Southern Yosemite.

Glacier Point Road:
Glacier Point Road has the tallest peaks around. They go all the way up to an astounding 7800 feet, ranging through 16 miles of sunning landscape.

Hetch Hetchy & Big Oak Flat:
Hetch Hetchy & Big Oak Flat has come under some serious renovation works in the past 10 years, making it one of the least visited regions in the Yosemite region, however, because of this you will find some of the most relaxing destinations around.

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