Hiking Southern Utah

This articles title may seem like a mistake, you don’t travel to a hotel only to go hiking; but alas you can if you really want to have a good time. You see if you find a hotel southern Utah near a fabulous hike and you’ve got kids with you then traveling to it and then doing the hike from there is a great idea to spare some complaining.

So if you will be traveling in nature for a few days, then having a trail snack is important to maintain a supply of energy in your body. Here are some tips on what to bring to make it the most effective.

Hiking from a hotel southern utahPhoto Credit: Derek Hatfield

Supply of carbohydrates

Nutritionists have always reminded us that carbohydrates are important to ensure efficient and continuous supply of energy. Within a day of hiking, a body can lose as much as 50% of energy. Losing that much energy not only weakens you but also makes you feel colder during nighttime. That’s why it is important that you eat between rests in hiking to maintain your energy tank.

 Trail Snacks

How much you should bring depends on the temperature and the load of your baggage. But most of the time it should be enough to provide of your daily calorie intake. Needless to say, your trail snacks should contain a high level of carbohydrates. Sugar is also good because it can quickly reach your bloodstream. Minerals are also important because it replace the water that we lost through sweating.

What are the best trail snacks?

Dried fruits and granola are good but peanuts and chocolates should likewise not be forgotten. Therefore the best trail snack is probably the mixture of all of them. You may mix them depending on your taste or on the amount of calories needed for the hike. Also, you can add a cold or hot milk in the mix.

Keep your trail snacks in the pockets of your jacket or of your pants or anywhere where you can easily reach them without having to stop hiking.