Day Hiking Checklist Chatsworth GA

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.

North Georgia Skateboard Center
(706) 272-0901
907 Gaston St
Dalton, GA
 
Adrenaline Climbing
(770) 271-1390
460 Brogdon Road
Suwanee, GA
Prices and/or Promotions
As low as $10. See website for "Climb Cheap Specials"

Atlanta Spirit, LLC Hawks, Thrashers, Philips Arena
(404) 878-3800
101 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA
 
The Best PitBulls
(912) 230-4876
souteast Georgia
st.simmons, GA
 
Kwon's Martial Arts
(770) 459-0803
2000 Mirror Lake Blvd, #T
Villa Rica , GA
 
North Georgia Skateboard Center
(706) 272-0901
907 Gaston St
Dalton, GA
 
Jump 4 Joy Gym, LLC
(770) 339-4569
860 Duluth Hwy Ste 260
Lawrenceville, GA
 
444GOLF
(404) 444-4653
2705 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Duluth, GA
Prices and/or Promotions
9 PM

Tiger & Dragon Kung Fu School Gainesville
(678) 343-0697
622 Shallowford Rd Unit E-3
Gainesville, GA
 
Tiger & Dragon Kung Fu School
(678) 343-0697
622 ShallowFord Rd Unit E-3
Gainesville, GA
 

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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