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
 
First United Methodist Church
(704) 633-7209
217 S. Church Street
Salisbury, NC
 
Cornerstone Church
(704) 855-1218
315 Webb Road
Salisbury, NC
 
Adventure Landing
(704) 866-4242
2600 E. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
 
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment
(704) 688-9032
333 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC
 
Athletic Performance Center
(919) 876-1100
2400 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
Cooperstown Dreams Park, Inc.
(704) 630-0050
330 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC
 
New Heights Taekwondo (NHT)
(910) 399-4973
311 Judges Rd. suite 3A
Wilmington, NC
Prices and/or Promotions
2 FREE Classes

Salisbury School of Ballet
(704) 637-2174
126 1/2 East Innes St.
Salisbury, NC
 
Stover's Martial Arts / Tai Chi Qigong
(910) 792-1762
3722 Carolina Beach Rd
Wilmington, 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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