Hammer Throw

Equipment

Boots Compass First Aid Kit Map

Rules

Hiking is predominantly a non-competitive sport, with few formalized rules. There are however restrictions on areas where hikers can go.

Description

Hiking is an individual or group sport where participants walk, with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying scenery in rural or wilderness areas. Hiking is an activity mankind has participated in throughout history. It can be practiced with minimal amount of equipment in any area removed from civilization. A hiker's level of safety can vary, depending on environmental factors and personal judgment. Those interested should have strong, capable legs and an ability to accurately read maps.

History

Recreational hiking has been practiced throughout history as a way to relax, view nature and escape urban settings. In the 20th century hiking became more institutionalized with the creation of designated hiking trails and areas. Today hiking is a much-loved activity, practiced in all corners of the globe.