Tips for Hiking Across Different Surfaces

Tips for Hiking Across Different Surfaces

Hiking is a form of outdoor traversing. In places where the terrain is complex and diverse and off the beaten track, there is no ready-made road to take, no clear signposts to indicate the direction, rely on maps, compasses, plus their own minds and feet to read every inch of the land, leaving their own footprints in the beautiful or ancient vicissitudes, observing and learning all kinds of useful knowledge in the quiet or spiritual jump is a kind of satisfaction. And hiking through the activities can not be separated from the road, the road condition is directly related to whether we can successfully cross, the road conditions are too poor sometimes make us suffer, such as a good grasp of walking different road skills, on the road will be more relaxed and more enjoyable. Walking, safe and happy is our outdoor concept.

1、Gravel Road

Road surface characteristics.

This kind of pavement is mainly built in the late Qing Dynasty and Republic of China. Mainly is the ancient incense road, is made of varying sizes of green slabs artificially paved. Due to the age, more people walking, the surface of this kind of green stone road has become very smooth. Once encountered rain and snow prone to accidents, light falls, broken feet, serious fractures and serious injuries.

Walking experience.

After the rain, in addition to wearing non-slip shoes when going up the mountain, the mood should be relaxed. When walking, the center of gravity should not be too far forward, the direction of gravity should be perpendicular to the ground slab, try to use hiking poles. When carrying a large bag, the center of gravity of the bag should be down in the middle, and try to hold the rock wall or trees with your hands. When descending, be sure to use trekking poles and lean slightly forward with your center of gravity. Try to put your feet in the gaps between the slabs or on the grass and trees along the road. A bit of distance between two people should be kept apart to avoid shoveling down several after one person falls. After the snow, it is best to use the four-tooth ice claws, if not use ice claws, feet must land on the roots of roadside trees or grass, hiking poles essential.

2、Jumping Stone

Road surface characteristics.

The so-called skipping rocks is no obvious road, the so-called "road" is mainly formed by the valley gully by long-term rain and flash floods. Walking on this kind of road, you need to jump around on the rocks to move forward, fine veil, creek, boulders intertwined, "killing opportunities" in all directions.

Walking experience.

Overcoming the fear of skipping rocks is the main thing, which requires concentration. During the rainy season, do not go to the canyon to jump rocks before or just after the heavy rain, and beware of flash floods. Prepare a pair of hiking shoes with thicker and harder soles, check if the shoelaces are loose before jumping, then tighten the backpack straps and waist belt so that the backpack is tight against your back to avoid losing your footing due to backpack shaking and unstable center of gravity when jumping. When jumping rocks, your eyes should be attentive to the situation in front of you to accurately judge the next landing point, and pay attention to the dark marks left on certain rocks that have been used as landing points for a long time. In addition, be sure to clean the soles of your shoes, if the soles of your shoes are stuck with sand, you should be careful of your knees and incisors.

3、Dirt Road

Road surface characteristics.

This kind of road surface is very common, the formation of the main reason is the weathering of the stone and no vegetation cover the skin of the mountain after a long time people trampled formed. Maybe you think this is the best way to go, there is nothing to pay attention to! That is such an idea is very wrong. During the rainy season, this kind of road is the legendary mud road, very easy to fall and hurt your knees.

Walking experience.

After a heavy rain, the surface of the dirt road has been dried, but in fact has absorbed enough moisture, this time when going up and down the mountain is very easy to be dangerous, when walking on this road must be the sole of the shoe grip, to make full use of hiking poles as a pivot point, so as not to pay attention to a foot into a very deep mud. In addition, the temperature difference between day and night in spring and autumn, after the rain and snow days, the dirt road surface is very easy to freeze, the risk factor is relatively high, encounter this situation when going up and down the mountain to make full use of trekking poles and can climbing things, pay attention to climbing objects to ensure that the fulcrum is solid, this is very important.

4、Bush

Road surface characteristics.

Bush includes many kinds of bushes, which can be roughly divided into natural bushes and artificial bushes. Natural bushes are mainly distributed in the dense jungle, more types of shrubs and lower, the general soil is slippery and soft, there may be swampy, more dangerous; artificial bushes are mainly distributed in the drier climate of the foothills slopes, is artificially planted to prevent wind and soil, the location of the general soil is dry, containing more sandy soil, seemingly hard in fact, a step on the slippery, some areas exist in the case of quicksand.

Walking experience.

Walking bushes to bring glasses, hats, pull on the zipper lock, team members should keep at least 1.5 meters away from each other to prevent the front teammates with fallen branches bounce back to hurt themselves. Always remind your teammates behind you that it is easy to get lost if you are too far away! When hiking through natural bushes, it is best to have auxiliary equipment and an experienced leader or local guide to explore the way first, to pay attention to the bushes with more short thorns, more mosquitoes, it is recommended to wear high-top non-slip soles, large grain and deep bump jungle boots, to wear long sleeves, long pants, pay attention to the protection of the face. Artificial bushes than natural bushes bushes high and thorny, it is recommended to prepare gloves (preferably leather), long-sleeved high-necked anti-scratch clothing and pants and non-slip grip ability good hiking shoes, in hiking such bushes try to take the soil is not slippery, wider road, it is best to hold on to fresh branches and can support the hand force of live branches, change hands to hold the branch to be firm, landing should be stable and slow.

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