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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
These clever, easy workarounds will save you time, energy, and money on your next trip.
OK, so this is more of a lifestyle hack. But on the trail, it can be easy to forget your most important tool: your muscles. The easiest way to avoid aching calves and burning thighs? Stretch it out. When taking snack and photo breaks, hop into a quick mountain climber stretch or down dog. Your legs will thank you later.
Text by Shey Kiester. Photo: Oblong Land Conservancy / Flickr.