March 7, 2009 5:44 PM Subscribe
How should we prepare for a 10 mile/8 hour guided hike through the NJ Pine Barrens?
posted by ginagina to sports, hobbies, & recreation (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I are signed up to go on a hike that is scheduled from 8:30AM to 5:30PM with a one hour lunch break that takes us through the NJ Pine Barrens. We're both in good shape and are experienced hikers. The distance doesn't concern us but we've never hiked for that amount of time before and want to ensure that we are prepared for a full day of exertion.
We'll have a guide and will also bring our digital compass/gps in case we get separated from the group.
What do you recommend in terms of food and supplies? Is there anything else we should know about hiking for that long? Anyone else hike through the Pine Barrens (Franklin Parker Reserve) in March?
We're staying at a bed and breakfast the night before the hike and won't have access to a refrigerator so all food we bring will have to be non-perishable.
Thanks in advance!