Monday, 11 June 2012

Why you shouldn’t go for discounted Hiking Gear

Hiking is an outdoor activity which consists of pointlessly rambling in natural surroundings, often in scenic terrains like mountains. I don’t think any hiker would want to have bad experience just on the first hike? If you are new into this activity, I am sure you will find the following hiking tips invaluable. These are the must-know tips that every hiker should know prior to his first hiking trip.

While shopping, you will see many ads clutching your attention for any particular cut-price product. Don’t get yourself lured! I don’t think you should even look at these ads. The main reason behind that is to keep you away of these products is that they these can be bootleg. However, even if they are not being illegally distributed, they can also be defective. If you want to get hiking gears at a discount rate, you should wait for the time when any renowned outing gear store has a sale on regular priced goods.

Pick the best gear that lies in your budget! By that, I don’t mean that you should look for the most expensive hiking equipment and clothing. I actually mean, you should do proper research before you hit the market. You can talk to your friends who have used the product. You may amazingly find positive reviews for something that is comparatively low-priced. There is also a probability that you find an article that was expensive but wasn’t actually as durable as it was priced.

Always do your homework! I think you must do proper research about the item of your choice before you make up your mind going to an outdoor hiking store in your locality. Visit the website and check the “customer reviews” section. There, you will come to know what people think about the product you want to buy. Don’t trust the reviews written by the manufacturer! How can you expect them to give bad remarks about their product?

Choose the hiking gear manufacturer that is trusted and try to deal with their staff that is well-informed. Definitely, a renowned company would only employ well educated salespersons. They will brief you the technicalities and other related information about the product you want.

Always take a GPS with you. A GPS is a navigational system that is used to determine the latitude and longitude of the person who has it. Believe me, in tight situations, it’s not less than a messiah for you. Do not compromise on the quality of that electronic gadget!

When it comes to rigorous outing trips, especially designed hiking clothes become a vital part. What can be better than a pair of lightweight and waterproof pants to occupy a smaller space of bag that you will have to carry on your back? Try to keep your head covered with a waterproof cap. It will keep your head protected from various detrimental environmental elements. It will not only keep you protected from the harsh sunlight in summer, but it will also keep your head warm and dry in winter’s rainy season. 

Tips for Hiking Holiday in Niagara, Canada

If you are planning a hiking and mountain climbing holiday in Canada, it means you are well aware of the natural beauty that is present in that country. I am sure you will agree that Canada is a resourceful country which serves as a touring hub for most of the sightseers from all around the world? It is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its Niagara Falls is actually the collective name for the American Falls and the adjacent Horseshoe Falls along with the relatively small Bridal Veil Falls. These Falls are the true representation of one of the frontiers of North America and are one of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Continue reading as I am writing down some tips that you must take into consideration if you happen to go to Niagara Falls during your Canada hiking holiday.

Visas and other Paperwork...

Excluding Portugal, if you are coming anywhere from Europe, you will definitely get a visa exemption! That’s true! They just require a valid passport with a return ticket, and the proof that they have got enough money for the accommodation and for supporting themselves and any dependents during their stay there in Canada. Moreover, not necessary that you do but if you wish to cross between Niagara Falls, Canada, and Niagara Falls, USA, you will again be requiring a valid passport. However, people from Portugal are needed to get the visa first. Residents of other countries from all over the world should check with the corresponding Visa Offices for the Canada and the United States.

The best time for visiting...

The Park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. If you want to have an amazing experience while visiting that area, you should visit that place from the mid of May till the end of September. I said that because the weather there is usually pleasant from spring to autumn. So many hikers travel to Niagara to see the lush greenery of that place all through fall season. No wonder, in the first couple of weeks of October, the autumn colors of these mountains are like worth watching. According to many people, Niagara is a stunning and a breathtaking place to visit even in the middle of the winter due to modernized infrastructure. So, you don’t have to worry if you feel like going to the mountains of Niagara in the middle of chilly season? You will love to hike in these mountains even when the weather is chilly and breezy.

Transportation to and from the Niagara Falls...

Visitors usually use the large car park which operates a parking fee during the months May, June, July, August, and September, as these months are relatively busy. Don’t worry if you don’t have a car, there is a Railway Station located two miles underground from the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ontario. You have another option of taking a bus. The bus terminal is around the same distance away.