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Outstanding equipment for that team-building hike through Yosemite

Yosemite is known for its glaciers, waterfalls, and tranquility, and hiking is one of the best ways to experience its overwhelming beauty. When it’s time for that annual team-building trip with your coworkers, why not visit Yosemite? Not only will you get away (far, far away) from the office, but you will be surrounded by some of the most breathtaking views the country has to offer. There’s no better way to bond with your coworkers.

You’ll have enough to consider — everything from company dynamics to what to pack — and we have some awesome suggestions to keep your hikes safe and enjoyable.

The benefits of team-building activities are enormous. When employees work together something magical happens. Not only are motivation and productivity increased, but employees feel happier at work when they feel like part of a team. The challenges you will face on an excursion like this aren’t all that different from the challenges you face in the office, they’ll just take place under different circumstances. Whether hiking is your passion or this will be your first time on the trails, this equipment will help you stay balanced, hydrated, and connected.

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