When you’re hiking alone, playing it safe is usually the right strategy. Make sure someone knows where you are at all times and that you’re prepared in case something goes wrong. That way, you can relax on your hike and enjoy all the wonders of the parks instead of worrying about all the things you aren’t prepared for!
Do you have a solo road trip coming up and want to explore national parks along the way? Or is there a national park in your backyard, but your friends aren’t exactly the outdoorsy types? Well, good news! Visiting the parks on your own is not only totally doable, but it can be a rewarding and inspiring experience, and might even create some unexpected friendships.