Hello and thank you for checking out what this site has to offer.
I grew up in the central of BC just east of Smithers. My family was and still is into the outdoors and I mean everything with the outdoors, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, exploring, just to name a few. As I entered my teen years I found that I had more of a passion for hiking than most of the other outdoor activities. I was starting to understand the real importance of knowing how and where to walk on different kinds of terrain.
As I aged into a young adult with many hiking trips behind me and being well experienced in the outdoors, my passion for hiking seemed to go in the direction of hiking/walking mountains tops. This I really fell in love with because of the fact of the beauty that the mountains have to offer and such a feeling of being part of the untouched landscape that you can feel to your core, smell and touch. I came to realize very quickly on uneven terrain that stability is of the utmost importance and because of this I invested/purchased adjustable hiking poles. The many times these poles have saved me from injuries such as sprained or broken ankles and knees are countless.
WHY I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE?
Helping people is how I feel accomplished and makes me feel like I’m making a difference in this world. This site is how I want to get the word out that hiking sticks not only help you with enough grip to hike up and down your favorite trails but also (the main reason) is to decrease the amount of injuries caused by lack of stability that the person has when on uneven terrain.
I’ve seen more than a few people sprain and break ankles when hiking, that is why whenever I’m out for a hike with my dog or a walk around the block with my wife, the first thing I grab is my trusty hiking poles. This is why I want to help you with keeping the trail under your feet instead of your feet pointing to the sky.
THE GOAL OF YOUR SITE
I touched on this briefly in the above paragraphs but the goal or forecast I see for this site is to lower the percentage of slips, trips and falls that can naturally happen when walking outdoors with no source of stability other than your own two feet that…. lets face it, don’t do what you want them to do all the time. My second goal is to help get more people in the outdoors all year round to enjoy the beauty that so many of us are missing. That’s right, going for a walk or hike shouldn’t be a couple months every year but should be a 12-month hobby that can be done safely with all the different types of hiking poles. Stay safe when walking on snow, ice, mud, dirt, grass, pavement, and steep slopes.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,