Day Hiking Checklist Bangor ME

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.

Don Grady's Mixed Martial Arts Academy
(207) 832-6201
300 WEST MAIN STREET
WALDOBORO, ME
 
Lids
(207) 942-6983
663 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
GM Goodwrench Nascar Pro Shop
(207) 299-1790
293 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(207) 990-5932
641 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Turner Sporting Goods
(207) 941-0801
Maine Square Mall Ho
Bangor, ME
 
Splatz Extreme Sports Gear
(207) 947-7997
48 School St
Bangor, ME
 
Finish Line Bangor Mall
(207) 945-9941
663 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME
 
Famous Footwear
(207) 942-0490
Bangor Parcade
Bangor, ME
 
Olympia Sports
(207) 942-7993
Bangor Mall
Bangor, ME
 

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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