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27 hiking mistakes you won't want to make

Love Exploring Logo By Ella Buchan of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 28: Ah, the great outdoors. So spirit lifting, so soul soothing, so…simple? Not always, especially if you're unprepared for your adventure. Hitting a wilderness trail or setting off on a weekend walk in an exciting new location should be a pleasure. But those paths are littered with potential pitfalls and dramas on every scale, from forgetting to pack a sweater to getting stranded without a map. Make sure your trek is a walk in the park by avoiding these common hiking mistakes.

The walking dread

Ah, the great outdoors. So spirit lifting, so soul soothing, so…simple? Not always, especially if you're unprepared for your adventure. Hitting a wilderness trail or setting off on a weekend walk in an exciting new location should be a pleasure. But those paths are littered with potential pitfalls and dramas on every scale, from forgetting to pack a sweater to getting stranded without a map. Make sure your trek is a walk in the park by avoiding these common hiking mistakes.

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