Dating idea: Try hiking for a change of pace.
With a little planning and some basic equipment, you can have a memorable outing
while getting some fresh air and exercise.
Obviously, your date will have to be in shape and a little on the adventurous
side, but you can easily choose your route according to your abilities.
The first thing you want to consider is what to wear and what to carry. This
depends entirely on the type of terrain. Will your hike be a grueling, uphill climb over rocks and thorny bushes?
Or will you opt for the wide, level trails that don’t require much effort. In any case, you should at least choose
the right boots and socks. Opt for actual hiking boots and wool socks.
Layer your clothing and try to wear a water/wind resistant jacket if hiking in the
spring or fall.
Additionally, you should carry some extra clothes, socks, snack food, water,
insect repellent, sun-block, flashlight, and a small emergency kit. Always bring along a good map and
Pack a nice lunch in addition to all this – you’ll appreciate it after all that
exercise. Needless to say, you’ll both need a day-pack.
Choosing a trail is as simple as picking up a guidebook from the local sporting
goods store, or by visiting some hiking websites.
Above all, don’t get into something that’s too challenging for you, and always let
someone know exactly where you will be going.