Day Hiking Checklist Bozeman MT

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.

Mission Mountain Resort,
(406) 883-1883
36296 Fulkerson Lane
Polson, MT
 
Fleming Rentals,
(406) 883-9264
811 llth Ave E
Polson, MT
 
Skiing: Whitefish Mountain Resort,
(406) 862-1900
PO Box 1400
Whitefish, MT
 
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area,
(406) 849-0999
PO Box 1090
Polson, MT
 
Whitefish Mountain Resort,
3910 Big Mountain Road
Polson, MT
 
Lake County Rental Services,
(406) 883-8000
784 Shoreline Drive
Polson, MT
 
Alice's Cabin
(406) 887-2216
34599 Eagle View Lane
Polson, MT
 
South Shore Veterinary Clinic
(406) 883-5229
35768 South Hill Drive
Polson, MT
 
Community: Polson Fairgrounds, Inc.
(406) 883-1100
PO Box 1243
Polson, MT
 
Bayside Property Management and Vacation Rentals
(406) 883-4313
907 4th Aveune East Suite A
Polson, MT
 

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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