I used to not much care for trekking poles, but now i just love them. I was using them wrong. What would the world be with out You tube to learn new things? Not only do they help with balance, they are great for pointing, using to steady a camera, whack weeds out of the way. Also I found that sometimes my hands would swell if I wasn't careful of the salt in my diet. (Also a Camino concern as fries are pretty much a staple on the pilgrim menu) and that doesn't happen if I use poles. I had previously bought the Black Diamond Z poles that were of a fixed length. While I liked them, there were just slightly too short. I used them anyway for awhile, but recently decided it was time for new ones. I got the adjustable yet still foldable into Z style,. so they are easy to put in your backpack and hopefully can be carried on planes. I love them! I got them from Sunny Sports, at a good price. My sister was able to fit my old poles, so I was able to set off the cost of my new ones somewhat. I highly recommend them They are light, easy to deploy.
|Stock photos of my new poles!|
|Since it is still fairly cool, I decided to go a walk thru the shade-less desert|
|Its actual quite early for wildflowers here, so hopefully it is a sign of a good season.|
|It was surprisingly difficult to get a shot of my walking stick while holding it. But They are just wonderful!|