Recommendations for Summer Activities
Summer is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature. Whether you are planning a hike, a camping trip, or a weekend getaway, it’s important to prepare the essentials to ensure a comfortable and safe experience.
In this post, we’ll look at some recommendations you should keep in mind to enjoy your outdoor activities during the summer.
1- Selecting wooded trails
When it comes to summer hiking, it is important to choose a suitable trail where high temperatures will not negatively impact your activity. If hiking is your thing, wooded trails are ideal for summer, as they offer shade and protection from the scorching sun. In addition, wooded trails are excellent for exploring the wildlife and flora of the region.
When choosing a wooded trail, be sure to research the area and know the difficulty levels of the trail and the distance you are willing to hike. If you are new to hiking, start with a lower-difficulty trail so you can get used to the activity. A plus in Minnesota is that most trails are flat.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things to keep in mind during the summer. Make sure you carry enough water for the entire hike and drink regularly to avoid dehydration.
It is important to drink water before and after your hike. If you plan to do a long hike, consider including electrolytes to keep hydration levels high.
Bringing snacks to your activities will make a difference because it will allow you to maintain/recharge your energy throughout the hike. Snacks should be easy to carry and eat, such as fruit, granola bars, nuts, and crackers. Make sure you carry enough snacks for the entire hike and consider carrying a few extras in case of emergency. You can also bring high-protein foods, such as nuts and dried meats.
4- Sun protection
The sun can be dangerous during the summer, especially when you are outdoors for long periods. Be sure to use sunscreen with a high protection factor to avoid sunburn and long-term skin damage. Also, wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes and head from the sun’s rays.
5- Tick Alert
After walking, it is important to check your body carefully for ticks. If you find a tick, it is important to remove it carefully and be aware of any symptoms of infection in the following days. You can also carry an insect repellent spray to protect against ticks and other insects during your hike.
In addition to checking your body after your hike, it is also important to check your clothing and gear for ticks. Wash your clothing and gear with hot water to kill any ticks that may be present.
In conclusion, when it comes to outdoor activities during the summer, keep these recommendations in mind to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
Be sure to select a suitable trail, stay hydrated, bring snacks to keep your energy levels up, protect yourself from the sun and check your body for ticks after the hike.