Day Hiking Checklist Albemarle NC

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Dimensions Dance Arts
(704) 209-6333
107 West Main St.
Rockwell, NC
 
Little Aces Tennis Academy
(919) 332-2351
P.O. Box 2623
Wilmington, NC
 
Lazy 5 Ranch, Inc.
(704) 663-5100
Highway 150 E
Mt. Ulla, NC
 
Stover's Martial Arts / Tai Chi Qigong
(910) 792-1762
3722 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, NC
 
Adrian Byrd Tennis
(828) 729-1061
2704 Tablerock Rd.
Lenoir, NC
 
Cooperstown Dreams Park, Inc.
(704) 630-0050
330 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC
 
Athletic Performance Center
(919) 876-1100
2400 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
Shadowless Martial Arts
(919) 809-7724
115 Jolly Street
Louiburg, NC
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To The Pointe Dance Company
(704) 638-6336
322 Depot Street
Salisbury, NC
 
Charlotte Bobcats
(704) 688-8838
333 E. Trade St.
Charlotte, NC
 

Day Hiking Checklist

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Day Hike Checklist

Keeping short and sweet hikes short and sweet

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Day hikes are a great way to explore the natural surroundings. Whether you drive to a local trail for a few hours or hike from your campground, these treks can be short, sweet and very rewarding. Even if you plan on sticking to established paths, you'll need to keep your orientation wits about you. Just because you're on a popular trail doesn't mean you can't get lost . Don't forget to pack your map and compass alongside your common sense.

While forgetting essential gear isn't unusual, many day trekkers err in the other direction and take too much. Bring what you need, but remember that you'll be carrying everything - all day. Being loaded down with excess gadgets or rations will take the fun out of a hike faster than an angry grizzly.

Parents on family hikes often act like pack mules, so be sure to divvy up the goods before heading out. Not only will this save your shoulders, it will give the kids a reality check. Hiking is more than a walk in the woods , but if you use our list, you'll have what you need without taxing yourself.

Before You Go

  • Make sure all electronic devices are fully charged
  • Leave your itinerary with family, friends or park officials
  • Check the weather forecast

Pack in Your Day Pack

  • Map(s)
  • Compass and / or GPS device
  • First aid kit
  • Swiss army knife or multi-purpose tool
  • Extra food and water
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Matches (stormproof or in waterproo...

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