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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Clean Eat Education :: Essential Items for your Day Hike

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Scott & I just returned home from a two week hiking trip to Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park.  We hiked over 140 miles during our trip.  Hiking is a great cardio workout that burns 400-500 calories per hour!  Use this list of essential items to get moving up that mountain.


Below is a picture from Glacier National Park before we started our 19 mile Pitamakin-Dawson Loop hike.


Food:
Apples
Natural Peanut Butter (individual packets are very handy)
For longer or overnight hikes consider packing a water purifier.

Energy Sources:
Acai Energy - mixed with water & drank before the hike
IntenseFX Tablets - packets that fit easily into your backpack or pocket

Gear:
Map
Compass
Small Camelbak Pack
For longer or overnight hikes consider a backpack with a hydration reservoir.
Clothing:
DriFit Shirt
Convertible Pants
Rain Jacket
Wool Hiking Socks
Hiking Shoes (preferably Gore-Tex)

Check the weather for the area where you will be hiking.  The temperatures can vary and change drastically and quickly so always dress in layers.


Below is a picture of Whitney enjoying her Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar on top of Bighorn Peak (Yellowstone National Park) after hiking 6.4 miles straight up the mountain (with an elevation gain of 4,300 ft).

Enjoy your hike by making sure that you are adequately prepared!

- Scott & Whitney

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