trekking poles

Brian got me a pair of trekking poles as a Christmas gift.

Age-related knee pain had reduced my range and comfort to the point to where hiking was barely possible. There was always anxiety that I would get too far out and not be able to return.

The trekking poles are more helpful than I ever expected. It’s like a reset of years. The little bit of effort saved per step really adds up. I can now go on a hike and still do other things in the same day.

I am aware that there can be environmental impact with these. I’m reading up on how to minimize.

Cycling remains being a good activity due to low impact. It is nice to be able to walk and hike again, too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekking_pole

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