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The Los Angeles Hiking Group Message Board › ABOUT SENIOR HIKING


A former member
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For seniors, hiking is a beneficial way to stay in shape and indulge in a sense of adventure. Age and even physical limitations are not barriers to participation: Hiking accommodates all abilities and levels of experience. Whether it’s wandering the trails of an urban nature center or striking into national park or wilderness-area backcountry, seniors can still raise some dust in beautiful settings.

Depending on physical condition, many older people find rough, rugged trails increasingly challenging as balance becomes more unpredictable. But there are thousands of miles of level, well-maintained, well-graded paths to satisfy the senior hiker, and many are just as rewarding, in their own way, as switchback-heavy routes in remote country. A slowed pace may be the ticket for deeper enjoyment of a nature trail, for example,read more...
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