Hiking Poles

HIKING POLES: "Effectively using two trekking poles reduces fatigue, increases speed (level, uphill and downhill), provides excellent stability, increases the distance that can be comfortably traveled in a day, and reduces accumulated stress on the feet, legs, knees and back by an estimated 8,877+ kg per kilometer (31,500+ lb. per mile). " I've always wondered why people use trekking poles. This article does a good job of explaining it and provides some tips on how to use them properly.


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