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Favorite Gear: Trekking Poles

Think you don’t need them? So did I!

I held off on hiking poles for a long time. In my mind, hiking was supposed to be a minimalist activity, and poles seemed like just another piece of gear to manage. That perception changed the summer we headed to Mt. Blanc for our biggest multi-day hike yet.

Hiking poles on the fence during a lunch break on Mt. Blanc. Photo credit S. Johnson

Why use hiking poles?

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Suzanne Johnson

Suzanne Johnson

Writing about the things I love the most: family, nature, food, and adventuring across this beautiful planet.