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Fun Things To Do During Trekking Resting Break

So you’re in the middle of your trekking adventure. Just minding your own business, walking up a mountain, when suddenly… your legs are sore, you’re bored out of your mind, and you need to get off the trail for a bit.

So what do you? What can you do? Here are some ideas on how to make the best of that resting break.

Fun things trekking break rest

If there’s enough space around it (and if not, why did you put it there?) look for an old tree stump or log that’s decently flat on top – this is usually where people sit down anyway. Lay down on it with your back against support, then stretch out so both feet are touching the ground at all times. This way you won’t fall off, and you can take all the weight off your feet.

If it’s not very comfortable because of the texture or hardness, look for some pieces of bark, paper bags (which may be able to lie there at least), leaves, etc. that you can layer on top of yourself.

Lay down on your back with both legs stretched out straight. At first glance it may seem like this won’t do anything for relieving tired legs, but it’ll actually provide a lot of support through your back by stretching out those sore muscles! You can even push against the ground with one foot while your other leg is flat on the ground for an added stretch. Of course, if you’re feeling more ambitious, try this pose with one leg up at a 90-degree angle against the ground.

The one with both legs sticking out straight, this time rolled to one side. Like the last pose, it’ll still provide some back support by stretching out those muscles. This is great for times when you’re feeling sleepy or are otherwise ready for an impromptu nap! Just make sure your head is on something soft… nobody wants neck cramps. For added comfort, try pressing your knee against something like another piece of bark or a backpack.

For two people: Lay down on your back next to each other so that you can prop yourself up using the other person’s thigh as a pillow. It may sound really awkward, but it works surprisingly well – just don’t fall asleep without knowing what your friend is up to (or where they’re going).

Other ideas such as messaging your loved ones, playing entertainment games in an internet casino or 20 Questions, or even trying to take a small nap (though make sure you’re not stopping in an area where it’s dangerous to do so!) are all great ways of making the most of your time resting.

It’s also probably for the best that nobody reads this article while on their trek – too many distractions.

If you can find a tree or pole at the right height, try jumping off it! Just make sure there’s enough space for both feet on the ground when you land. Then, take turns jumping onto each other’s backs – whoever jumps first doesn’t get to be supported.

If there are only two of you, just have one person jump while the other holds their legs steady. If it’s wobbly, just hold still until the balance is regained before continuing. Be careful! This isn’t solving any problems, just making things more fun! Also makes great pictures if anyone else is around.

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