When it comes to hiking sticks, it seems there's three ways of thinking:
- Hiking Sticks - natural, wood, outdoorsy
- Hiking Poles - light, commercial, hi-tech
- None - we don't need no stinkin' help
If you get out hiking much, I'm sure you've noticed most people now have hiking sticks or poles, especially on mountainous trails. The extra support, stability, and distribution of effort can make an arduous hike more enjoyable and safe.
Poles are more appropriate for long-distant treks, such as the Appalachian Trail, since they are very light and can compact for packing. But a wooden hiking stick has a lot more character and feeling.
I've used a hiking stick often and just received a new Brazos Sassafras walking stick
last week. It's beautiful wood, sturdy, and comfortable - a great stick for long walks. Brazos sticks are manufactured in the USA in the Brazos River Valley of Texas. They make walking canes also and the hiking sticks make nice gifts for that hiker you know. They also offer a bamboo hiking stick which is very strong and lightweight.
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