I’ve been known to walk some very long distances just to see if I could do it, and to do a couple of high altitude treks for the same reason. This page is all about how to prepare for long distance trekking or just a few days with a backpack and some poles.
I started hiking in 2000 I think, mostly in Arizona and New Mexico thanks to a group called The Ramblers in Tucson. I knew nothing about hiking, camping, gear, safety, being cold and wet. While I don’t consider myself an expert on any of these things now, except being cold and wet, I do have a lot of experience. I did a lot of weekend hikes with The Ramblers and learned a lot from those more experienced than me. Another thing that helped me the most on all of my treks was reading about the experiences of other people – and what gear they carried. I became a bit of a gear head while preparing for the AT. I hope the information here helps you prepare for your trek. I’ve included some links to other websites that I found really helpful.