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A Hiking Challenge for Adventure Lovers

Answer these questions to show how much you know about hiking.
Sumana Nag Aug 25, 2021
Are you an adventure lover who likes to hike a lot? Then you must be aware of all the nitty-gritty of hiking. Let's check your knowledge.
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Walking vigorously for pleasure became a popular habit in Europe in the 18th century. Later on, people of Canada and the US coined it as "Hiking". While in New Zealand, it was popularly called as tramping.
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As the climate of the mountain region often changes drastically, one should wear either polyester or woollen garments for hiking.
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While traveling, a hiker often needs to drink water from a river, lake or stream. But the water should be treated by using methods like boiling, tables, pump filters and UV light filters.
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Although the selection of gear should be done on the basis of hiking location, there are few basic things for overnight trips- shoes, backpack, layers, sunscreen, cooking equipment and camping tent.
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If you are stuck in a lightning storm while hiking, do not take shelter on a cliff or rocky overhangs and stay away from water bodies. Choose a building or hard-topped vehicle for shelter.
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A hiker who maintains good physical condition can walk up to 3 miles in an hour with a lightweight pack.
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President Theodore Roosevelt was an enthusiastic hiker who loved to hike around Washington D.C with friends and ambassadors. Today, several hiking spots have been named after him to celebrate his legacy.
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A hiker should avoid traveling a desert between 10 a.m to 4 p.m. as during these hours the temperature in the desert remains very high. So its better to travel either in morning, evening, or night.
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The symptom of tick bite is similar to Lyme disease. In both cases, rashes are found on the body which looks like a bull's eye.
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Before planning a trekking trip you should study the weather forecast, check the road condition of the scheduled route and also share the trip itinerary with family & friends.

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For safety, hikers wear orange color while going through hunting areas so that hunters can notice them easily. Orange being a bright color contrasts well with colors of hunting grounds.
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A hiker should apply Ivy Block lotion and cover the body as much as possible before traveling to areas having poison ivy. Wearing long pants, shirts and socks helps him to avoid direct contact with these poisonous plants.
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