Hiking Bob is an avid hiker and writer he got his name for the obvious reason, he likes to hike a lot. He enjoys being outdoors exploring new trails and really takes advantage of the beautiful Colorado landscape. Bob not only finds new and interesting trails, he writes about his experiences in the Colorado Springs Indy, detailing his adventures and sometimes adding pictures you can see where he has been and even visit yourself.
Bob worked 38 years as a firefighter starting in New Jersey and finishing in Pueblo. Being a firefighter Bob had to maintain a certain physique, as a fireman he needed to be able to carry a hundred pounds worth of equipment. No matter the situation Bob needed to be ready to help and being fit was a big part of that. The demands of a firefighter are not only physical but mental as well and Bob liked to go hiking, not only to stay in shape, but to get away from the stress of the job. There is something magical that happens when you find yourself in the beauty of nature, it can be almost therapeutic.
In addition to sharing his hiking journeys, Bob gives us a few tips on hiking and different equipment we can use. One of the most important pieces of hiking equipment is a good pair of hiking boots. Boots are where the hiking journey begins and it would be well worth your time to invest in a god pair of hiking boots, ones that will last you a long time. Also on your hike you should pack plenty of water and an extra layer of clothing, even in the summer. It’s always easier to remove extra layers but if you’re in a situation where you need more layers for warmth or you got wet it will be nice to have and extra layer.
Here is a list of things you should have with you when hiking:
1. Plenty of water.
2. Snacks like trail mix that have plenty of calories.
3. Disposable rain poncho.
5. A whistle.
6. Sunscreen or a hat that protects you from the sun.
7. Communication device like a cellphone.
This is a good starter list of things to have while on a hike but you should think about where you’re hiking and how long you plan on being out and adjust your supplies as needed. To get a good feeling for what to bring you can listen to the interview with hiking Bob.
If you would like to know more you can find Bob at: HikingBob.com
From his website you can find links to his blog at the Indy and social media
Thanks for being a gust on the show Bob! Listen to the entire interview here:
And as always remember – Stay Motivated!