5 Benefits of using Trekking / Walking Poles on the Camino Santiago de Compostela

bigstock-Sporty-hikers-on-path-with-tre-48269147Now that I am training with my backpack and hiking boots on longer distances and varied terrain trails, it is time to add trekking poles to my training gear.  I was debating when to start training with the trekking poles, but the first winter snow, and the additional weight of my backpack convinced me to start shopping for new poles.  When I sat down and evaluated the benefits of using walking poles it was a “no-brainer” decision.  The 5 benefits of Trekking poles are:

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