One could argue that the most important equipment to have for exploring B.C.’s wilderness is a sturdy pair of hiking boots. When your feet are happily shod, you can prance through wildflower meadows, slosh through valley bottoms, and traverse mountain ridges for hours. For valuable tips on how to find your dream pair of boots, see our free online article “Choosing hiking boots” by magazine staffer and hiker Jenny Manzer.
Of course, all experienced trekkers know it takes more than just boots to ensure an enjoyable day of hiking. Here’s a useful checklist, courtesy of The North Face, that can help you decide what to pack. We handed out copies of the checklist and other fun giveaways at our sessions on how to prepare for a day hike at Chapters in Vancouver and Victoria over the weekend–thanks again to all who attended!