Day Hiking Checklist Cave Creek AZ

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.

Arizona Nights
(602) 316-0283
23425 N. 39th Dr
Glendale, AZ
 
David Hyden
(480) 624-2598
15111 N
Scottsdale, AZ
 
The Yoga Mat
(602) 588-9642
3624 W. Bell Road #2
Glendale, AZ
 
Brunswick Zone
(602) 978-1777
17210 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
 
Richard Petty Driving Experience
(602) 283-6358
5425 W. Wahalla Ln
Glendale, AZ
 
Arizona Territorial Adventures
(480) 215-0027
6501 E. Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ
 
Pro Athlete Twitter
(480) 624-2599
Ste 160
Scottsdale, AZ
 
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(623) 412-3136
17035 N 67th Ave #12 & 13
Glendale, AZ
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Arizona Pizza Company
(623) 566-8123
8110 W. Union Hills Drive
Glendale, AZ
 
Busy Bodies Planned Play, LLC
(623) 847-4090
19420 N. 59th Avenue , #A-103
Glendale, AZ
 

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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