Day Hiking Checklist Arvada CO

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.

Dahn Yoga and Health Centers Inc.
(303) 456-7670
7621 W. 88th Ave.
Westminster , CO
 
Broomfield Event Center
(303) 410-0700
11450 Broomfield Lane
Broomfield , CO
 
Adventure Golf & Raceway
(303) 650-7644
9650 Sheridan Blvd.
Westminster , CO
 
Planet Fitness
(303) 423-1605
9120 Wadsworth Parkway Suite 100
Westminster , CO
 
Brunswick Zone
(303) 426-6352
9150 Harlan Street
Westminster , CO
 
Hicc Ups
(303) 429-9523
7980 Sheridan
Westminster , CO
 
LA Boxing
(303) 439-8269
10450 Town Center Drive
Westminster , CO
 
North Metro Arts Alliance
(303) 429-1999
PO Box 1043
Westminster , CO
 
Electric Cowboy
(303) 412-1133
8811 Harlan Street
Westminster , CO
 
TIMKAT Entertainment
(303) 997-2881
3465 W 111th Loop, Unit C
Westminster , CO
 

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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