7 Reasons Why You Should Use Trekking Poles

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Trekking poles are a must if you are looking to become a seasoned hiker and backpacker. Here are some of the top reasons why you should use trekking poles for safety and efficiency!

Reasons to Use Trekking  Poles

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Protect your knees while hiking.

They prolong the onset of leg fatigue by distributing weight between arms & legs.

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They help increase your speed thanks to their aid in creating a rhythm. 

They  increase balance on uneven terrain, river crossings, and slippery log crossings.

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They help you test unstable terrain before stepping on it.

They can help you push problematic things like poison oak, spiderwebs, & thorns out of the way.

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They can help protect you against  wildlife by lifting them overhead to appear larger to a threatening encounter.

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