Day Hiking Checklist Blytheville AR

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.

Arkansas Striped Bass Fishing
(501) 262-2610
Lake Ouachita
Hot Springs, AR
 
Gibbs Grocery-Hunter's Outpost
(870) 942-5284
7781 Highway 167 S
Sheridan, AR
 
Walthall Sporting Center
(870) 836-6172
1250 California Ave SW
Camden, AR
 
Northwestern Sporting Goods
(501) 354-0997
PO Box 327
Morrilton, AR
 
Champs Sports
(479) 443-2940
4201 N Shiloh Dr
Fayetteville, AR
 
Bell Athletics
(870) 935-7956
4916 Highway 226
Jonesboro, AR
 
Sportsmart Gene Lockwood's
(501) 227-7678
12101 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
 
Lake Georgia Pacific
(870) 364-2503
584 Ashley Road 304
Crossett, AR
 
Turbyfill Outdoor Sports
(501) 315-3061
1611 Military Rd
Benton, AR
 
Sport About
(870) 364-3563
1001 W 1st Ave
Crossett, AR
 

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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