Day Hiking Checklist Albuquerque NM

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.

Hat Zone
(505) 899-7372
Cotonwood Mall
Albuquerque, NM
 
Ultimate Team Sales
(505) 883-3668
6501 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Champs Sports
(505) 888-4463
6600 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Caliber's National Shooters Sports Center Lc
(505) 797-9715
5600 Holly Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Quality Baits
(505) 877-0780
4257 Isleta Blvd SW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Graphic Dimensions Carlton Pennington
(505) 842-9256
1010 Sawmill Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Play It Again Sports
(505) 881-0551
7401 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Westside Soccer Stop
(505) 890-5700
8521 Golf Course Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM
 
Ultimate Dugout
(505) 796-0808
6501 Wyoming Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 
Lobo Store At the Pit
(505) 880-8880
6611 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM
 

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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