Day Hiking Checklist Central Point OR

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.

Quail Run Golf Course
(541) 536-1303
16725 Northridge Drive
La Pine, OR
 
LA Fitness
(503) 228-2626
1115 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Chainsaw Creations
(541) 536-7691
52784 Hwy 97
La Pine, OR
 
Jumpin' Junction
(541) 536-1566
52485 Huntington Rd.
La Pine, OR
 
Cowboy's Heart
(541) 419-9487
15109 Ponderosa Loop
La Pine, OR
 
Central Oregon Visitors Assoc
(541) 389-8799
661 SW Powerhouse Dr. Ste Bend
La Pine, OR
 
Genesis Sports Nutrition LLC
(503) 387-3630
6018 SE Crown Court
Milwaukie, OR
 
YWCA of Greater Portland
(503) 294-7400
1111 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Pacific Northwest Outfitters
(503) 381-9466
11327 SE Quail Run Dr.
Happy Valley, OR
 
Blue Turns Watersports
(541) 729-6613
1164 South 68th Street
Springfield, OR
 

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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