Veteran Outdoors - Fitness & Preperation
We will be hiking at elevations between 8,000 and 11,500 feet, so it is important to undertake a program of physical conditioning. This should involve a consistent program of aerobic exercise, ideally hiking (running and biking are good, too). Build up distance and cadence on varied terrain until you can keep a strong, steady pace for at least two miles, or one hour. Ideally, these training walks should be done in the hiking shoes or boots you will bring to the program. It is important to break in both your feet and your footwear before the trip to avoid blisters. Remember, great things happen when we get a veteran outdoors – come ready to have enjoy the wilderness at altitude.