Day Hiking Checklist Canton MI

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.

Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do
(734) 422-4420
28239 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI
 
LEARN TO TEACH GOLF
(734) 676-4875
22900 Huron River Drive
New Boston, MI
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Michael L Cash & Assoc
(313) 491-0846
6347 Webb St
Detroit, MI
 
M H & Associates
(313) 721-5602
13160 W Mcnichols Rd
Detroit, MI
 
Buy Rite Music
(313) 864-0219
7324 W 7 Mile RD
Detroit, MI
 
Game on Sports Center
(734) 287-0002
14110 Pardee
Taylor, MI
 
M H & Associates
(313) 721-5602
13160 W Mcnichols Rd
Detroit, MI
 
Buy Rite Music
(313) 864-0219
7324 W 7 Mile RD
Detroit, MI
 
Freakme Entertainment
(313) 369-9163
13600 Shields St
Detroit, MI
 
Pump It Up, Auburn Hills
(586) 709-4028
1720 Opdyke Ct
Auburn Hills, MI
 

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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