Summer is around the corner and with the pleasant weather, comes plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. I recently joined the Ridgeview family as an Internist after training and serving in the U.S. Navy for nearly eight years. One of my favorite outdoor activities is hiking. I first got the hiking bug while stationed at the Naval Hospital in Guam where I enjoyed “boonie stomping,” (the term for hiking in Guam) in my free time. While I was ill-prepared for my first off-road adventure measured by several abrasions, dehydration, and arthritis from an infection, the same does not have to happen to you.