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4 Hiking Misconceptions You May Want to Reconsider

A group of hikers navigate Wadi Khsheib in South Sinai. Credit: Enas El MasryIt’s not so unusual to shy away from activities that you’ve never tried before, especially when you continue to associate them with false impressions. Hiking is no stranger to the injustice of prejudice and stigma.Although commonly popular among the community of adventurers, hiking is otherwise regarded as a niche activity. Having been on many hikes of varied difficulti...

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Adventure Hacks: How to Mentally Prepare for Hiking

HIkers on the Sinai Trail. Credit: Enas El MasryThe first time I went on a thru-hike, I was skeptical whether my body would be able to cross 200+ kilometers, and summit four or five mountains. Like anyone preparing for a trip that requires physical endurance, I kept myself busy with all sorts of exercise and physical preparation.On the fourth day of the two-week hike, a gush of emotions overcame me and I broke down, triggered simply by losin...