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(March 29, 2016) — It’s that time of the year when the weather is warming up leaving people wanting to explore nature. When it comes to hiking you don't have to be an expert, but you do have to be prepared before taking a step into the wilderness.

ABC 9 News: What to know before hitting the hiking trail

From ABC 9 News

It’s that time of the year when the weather is warming up leaving people wanting to explore nature.

When it comes to hiking you don’t have to be an expert, but you do have to be prepared before taking a step into the wilderness. Henry Jackson who is director of education at outside world outfitters says to first be fully aware of your body before considering a trail.

“Instead of watching TV in the evenings go for a short walk with the kids or the dog just to get your body accustomed and active again, that will go a long way when you’re going into the wilderness,” said Jackson.

Amy Wheight who is an interpretive ranger at F.D. Roosevelt State Park says to choose practical trails to take.

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