Skill and experience help a lot in overcoming the mental obstacles we sometimes set for ourselves on hiking and backpacking trips. Going on group hikes is also a great way to stretch your limits without feeling too vulnerable. Raw ambition also has a place, although it can backfire if you let it impair your judgement in hazardous circumstances.
Have you ever psyched yourself out day hiking or backpacking? Leave a comment if you feel like sharing your experience.
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