By Janessa Tice Miller
Planning your hike should consider some key things before you head out on a backpacking trip. Doing this correctly from the start will help ensure your hike goes smoothly and safely.
Planning Your Hike Route & Daily Mile Goal
Before you can do anything else on a backpacking trip, you need to plan the route that you will hike. It could take on the form of a long through-hike, a week on a trail, or just a night or two out in the wilderness. Whatever the case, you need to narrow down your route and prepare.