Friday, February 11, 2005

So THAT'S how you use those poles!

Back when Testy and I decided that we were committed to GeoCaching, we invested in a pair of collapseable hiking poles, and boy, were they a good investment.

We split up the pair, so we each have one, but the added stability on trails is great, as is the ability to use them as bush-whacking/snow-removal tools.

But should you need more information as to how you can use these in your daily GeoCaching experience, check this little sidebar, and pole review from

Planting Pointers
How to make sure you stay upright.
By Annette McGivney, BACKPACKER Southwest Editor, December 2000

First position:
For flat trails, adjust your poles so your elbows are bent at a 90-degree angle.

Going up:
Shorten your trekking poles to compensate for the incline.

[...more at the links below.]

Source: Trekking Poles Review, How-to stay upright sidebar
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