Have you heard of a hiking club? A hiking club is often used to describe a group of people who regularly enjoy hiking and camping, in groups. If you are an avid hiker or if you enjoy going hiking and camping, you may want to join a hiking club. The benefits of joining a hiking club, is experience, exercise and mental health.
The majority of the time, you will find that hiking/camping clubs and there members hike together. This is ideal for a number of different reasons. For one, hiking/camping with someone that loves hiking just as much as you do can be fun and exciting. It`s also worth mentioning safety.
When you hike with multiple people, especially experienced people with a lot of hiking/camping experience and knowledge, you are less likely to have an accident or find yourself in an awkward or dangerous situation.
In addition to going on hikes with each other, there are many hiking/camping clubs that travel to hiking trails or hiking parks that are not considered local. Many times, these types of trips require camping or staying at a B&B. One of the many reasons why these types of long distance hiking/camping trips are taken on by hiking clubs, is because the group members can split the cost of doing so.
What does this mean for you? It means that if you would like to take a long distance hiking/camping adventure, but you don’t have any friends or family members that want to go with you, you may want to think about joining a hiking/camping club.
When looking at all the benefits of joining a hiking club, it is important to remember that not all hiking/camping clubs are the same. There are some hiking/camping clubs, where the members only meet up for hiking/camping adventures every now and then, but there are hiking/camping clubs that do a lot more.
For instance, there are hiking clubs that have monthly or even weekly meetings, just like a cycling club. These meetings are often used to plan hiking/camping trips, discuss all the latest in hiking gear, and so on. There are also hiking/camping clubs that hike to raise money for charity. You may find that the benefits you are presented with, will depend on the hiking club that you join, the choice is yours.
When it comes to choosing a hiking/camping club, there are a number of important factors that you should take into consideration. You may find that many hiking clubs charge their members a small monthly or yearly fee. You may want to find a hiking/camping club that is affordable for you. Do you have time to attend all monthly or even weekly events?
If you’re hiking/camping club has scheduled meetings, will you want to attend them, does it fall within you`re schedule. Grow comfortable with the people you are hiking with! Also, do not forget your trekking poles, you are going to need those for sure.
If you would like to join a hiking club, you may want to see if there are any local hiking/camping clubs in your area. Depending on where you live, is there a hiking trail or a hiking/camping park near you, there is a good chance that you may have a local hiking/camping club or a number of them to choose from.
You can usually find information on local hiking/camping clubs by going online or by asking those that you know for advice. If you are still coming up empty-handed, you may want to think about asking the staff at a local hiking/camping facility, if they know of any local hiking clubs.
As you can see, hiking/camping clubs are a fun way to share your enjoyment in hiking, and with others who feel the same way about it as you do. Although there is a good chance that you will find a hiking club to join, you can always start your own, if you wish to do so. You can always start a cycling and camping club as well.