Add a wooden hiking stick to your gear list to help you in your travels. Hiking sticks take a small amount of weight off your knees, back and feet. While the amount of pressure reduced at each step may be negligible, the advantage adds up over the course of a long hike. There are other advantages, from pole vaulting over logs to fending off wild animals. There are many choices, from lightweight metal to traditional wood models. Wood hiking sticks are classic and blend well with nature.
Wupen Stick Diamond Willow
Smooth, white and tough, Diamond Willow hiking sticks have a look all their own. While the wood is distinctive in color, Wupen goes a step further by selling each stick individually. You can look at the exact hiking stick you will be purchasing to see its grain patterns and knots.
Sassafras Hiking Staff
An essential component in root beer and an excellent source of tea, the sassafras root found a number of uses in America's early societies. The tree's wood is also treasured for its strength and flexibility.
While many other hiking sticks for sale emphasize the natural curvature and imperfection of wood, Ghillie Stix is all about offering a practical and straightforward hiking staff. Made of straightened white ash polished to a high sheen, Ghillie Stix provides strength and solidness not evident in many hiking sticks.
Whistle Creek America's Wildlife Stick
While many hiking stick makers are boutique businesses with small production, Whistle Creek has made the wooden hiking stick into a large business. This can have an advantage when it comes to selection. Whistle Creek has features not found anywhere else. One of the most useful is the America's Wildlife Stick, which has an artistic depiction of an American animal on the top of the stick. This carving unscrews, revealing a mono-pod mount for cameras. This makes the Whistle Creek America's Wildlife Stick the ultimate choice for trail shutterbugs.
Article Written By Louie Doverspike
Based in Seattle, Louie Doverspike has been a professional writer since 2004. His work has appeared in various publications, including "AntiqueWeek" magazine, the "Prague Post" and "Seattle Represent!" Doverspike holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Hamilton College.