Hiking in the Northeastern United States? Then you better get used to hiking on tree roots because we have a lot of trees!
Seriously, hiking on tree roots can be quite a surprise if you’re not used to them. They get really slippery when wet and can easily snap a trekking pole if your tip gets trapped. They also require a little bit of extra concentration to manuever around and can really throw off the timing of your gait if you’re used to smoother, more uniform hiking trails. But with experience, you can develop the ability to hike quickly over them without giving them much conscious thought. You better, because there are a lot of tree roots in the Northeastern US and they keep on growing!