9 Ways Trekking Poles Can Save Your Life
Last October, Cody Beam decided going to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). For those of you who don't know, the PCT is a 2,650 mile trail that runs from the Mexico-California Border up into Manning Park, British Columbia in Canada. Thru-hiking means attempting to hike all 2,650 miles of the trail in one season. About 150 miles into the trail far, these are just a couple of ways that trekking poles have literally saved my life.
1. Unstable Ground
5. Level Ground
7. Crossing Rivers and Streams
Most of these reasons come down to helping you balance, have good footing, and saving your joints. Trekking poles are great to use, and you never know, they just may save your life.