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trekking pole

A specialized hiking stick used by serious hikers and backpackers. Trekking poles have fitted grips and are often collapsible, and occasionally even have built-in shock absorbers. Hikers who use trekking poles transfer some of their upper body weight to the pole with each step, relieving pressure on the lower extremities. The relaxed position of the forearm also helps the hiker to maintain an erect posture, which reduces strain on the lower back and spine.








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