Are You Ready?
It‚Äôs necessary to learn what you need to know in order to enjoy Wild Great Wall hike. Unlike restored Badaling, Wild Great Wall remains ‚Äúwild‚ÄĚ with rugged and difficult terrain. The surfaces you are walking on would be more uneven than the paved or flat surfaces you usually find in your city. Hiking Wild Great Wall isn‚Äôt at all a risky business if you know what you‚Äôre doing. It‚Äôs helpful if you know how to take care of yourself in the wilder places in all possible circumstances.
Hiking Wild Great Wall is basically a combination of walking in nature and walking through the history. Anyone who is physically active and fit will get the most out of it. If this business of hiking is really new to you take a walk in a park is most likely the best way to get started. It‚Äôs a good idea to find a park that has some unpaved walking paths where you can get a feel of it. You could walk as much as a few miles on ordinary ground or embark on other exercise program.
Starting out with easy, short hikes would be a wise choice. It‚Äôs good to do a little stretching to loosen up muscles and joints when you are on a hike. Don‚Äôt attempt a long or challenging hike first. The more walking you do, the easier hiking should be for you.
Never go hiking alone
Top 3 reasons to¬†not hike alone: If you get hurt you may need assistance. A hiking partner may help you if you happen to get lost, confused, or anxious.¬†A hiking partner will be a simple hiking assistance.
Hiking Wild Great Wall alone is not for the inexperienced for reasons of safety. You should always go with another person. Hiking with a group first if you are inexperienced hiker. You can greatly reduce the chances of an injury, getting lost or being forced to spend a night in Wild Great Wall without adequate clothing or gear by hiking with friends or a group. You may have heard about someone being lost in Jiankou, or a hiking group having to be rescued in Jiankou in the past.
Hiking with friends / group
If you‚Äôre lucky enough to have a friend or friends who are seasoned hikers, and he / she would like to participate in a Wild Great Wall hike with you, then you have an ideal way to do it. It‚Äôs wonderful that your friend can help you out when you don’t know what to do. If you don‚Äôt have friends who are experienced hikers, one of your many options would be to hike with us (on the Hikes page you‚Äôll find listings of the hikes we offer from March to November year-round).
Know your Great Wall hike and your terrain. Plan for the journey by researching the sections of Great Wall you’re interested in on the web. Acquire information regarding safety and environmental issues before you go. It’s also important to be very aware of weather of Great Wall. Research the weather patterns of Great Wall before the hike. To lower the risk of serious problems, always check weather forecast reports for the days of your Great Wall hike and know when is the best time to get started. Pay attention to natural landmarks as you walk along to make sure you can find your way back if you‚Äôre lost.
Good luck and happy wild Great Wall hike!