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Physical Preparation

Pioneer treks require physical stamina.  This can be obtained through regular exercise, by eating a balanced diet, and through obedience to the Word of Wisdom.

Rocky Ridge - We are going UP this on the 15-mile hike day!
Rocky Ridge – We are going UP this on the 15-mile hike day

Physical preparation cannot be completed in a short period of time.  Each participant should condition themselves physically for this experience.  One day on Trek we will be hiking 15 miles over Rocky Ridge, much of it uphill.

Specifically, each participant must be able to complete a minimum requirement of walking/running four (4) miles on level ground in 60 minutes or less without undue stress.

The following are some general guidelines that you might follow to prepare yourself:

  • Walk or jog 4-5 times per week.
  • Walk 2-3 miles 2-3 times per week; walk 4-5 miles twice a week.
  • Walk uphill about 4 times, increasing the distance each time, before the trek.