How to prepare for a big hike
Tips and tricks
Hiking is the best preparation
Mental side. Prepare mentally, visualizing the trip, asking others who have done the hike, check photos etc.
Start easy and gradually increase, first distance, then height gain. Add weight. Water bottles.
Shoes and breaking in new shoes.
Experiment with layers
Experiment with backpacks, how big is big enough, what features, how to pack it.
Experiment with lunch and snacks.