On any hike, proper nutrition is essential. If you’re an avid hiker or just looking for something fun to do on your day off, you may be extremely focused on planning your day and picking the right trail to hike. However, to make your day as enjoyable as possible, there are a few things you need to do to ensure you pick out the right snacks. These include the following:
- Determine How Long You Will Be Hiking—The length of your hike determines how many snacks you will want to pack. Before you head out on the trails, research how long it usually takes people to complete the hike you want to go on.
- Plan on Eating at Least Once an Hour—To keep your energy up throughout your hike, you will want to eat something at least once an hour. After you know how long it will take you to finish your hike, plan a snack for every hour you will be out exploring the outdoors. Remember, it’s always better to pack more than not enough.
- Select Simple Meals—The snacks you take on your hike don’t have to be fancy. Instead, they should be lightweight, nutritious, and easy to pull out of your bag and eat as you keep walking up the trail.
At Cubbard Express, we carry a wide selection of different snacks that are perfect for picking up on the way out to your destination. The next time you go on a hike, don’t forget to stop by one of our locations to pick up some of your favorite snacks.