Walking Stick Material:
(3) 1” diameter hard wood dowels (each 2 feet in length). I used oak for this project.
1: Cut (3) three dowels 24 inches long. These will be referred to as the Upper Section, Lower Section & Middle Section.
Most of the new high tech walking sticks on the market today are the short (Trek) ski pole variety. Personally, I prefer a taller staff when hiking. For me, the trail challenge is not so much the uphill incline, as it is the descent; especially while carrying a pack.
A grip near the top of a taller staff allows it to extend well downhill while the body remains upright during a descent.
The only negative I have found with a Hiking Staff
is the inevitable accusation of sheep herding or the resemblance to Moses (which happens despite the lack of beard credentials) .