Sierra Sisters

Sierra Guided Hiking Trips

Conditioning

Although you do not have to be a hiker to enjoy these trips, you will see more of the Parks and get the most out of your experience if you can do some hiking.  Many of the sights are accessible only by foot.  Our daily hikes will average 5 miles a day, with some shorter and longer options.  If you hike regularly, I suggest hiking 5 miles a day with hills or stairs included in your hike to condition for our trip.  If you don't hike regularly, here's how to get in shape, starting 7 weeks before our trip:

Week 1:  In your car, clock .5  (1/2 mile) from your home.  Hike it (1 mile roundtrip) for 6 days, rest on the 7th day.  This will take about 20 minutes.

Week 2: Clock .75 mile, hike it (1 1/2 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off. Takes 30 min. 

Week 3:  Clock 1 mile, hike it (2 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off. Takes 40 minutes.

Week 4:  Clock 1.25 miles, hike it  (2 1/2 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off. Include a hill or 25 stairs (total up and down) each day.  Takes about an hour.

Week 5:  Clock 1.5 miles, hike it (3 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off.  Include a hill or 40 stairs (total up and down) each day.  Takes about 1 hour, 15 min.

Week 6:  Clock 2 miles, hike it (4 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off.  Include a hill or 50 stairs (total up and down) each day.  Takes about 1 hour, 40 min.

Week 7:  Clock 2.5 miles, hike it (5 miles roundtrip) 6 days, 1 off. Include a hill or 60 stairs (total up and down) each day.  Takes about 2 hours.

You will now be conditioned, feel great, and be ready for our hikes and the beautiful scenery that awaits around every bend in the trail! 


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