Day Hiking Checklist Dayton OH

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.

Cincinnati Marlins
(513) 761-3320
616 West North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Triple Treat Shows Inc.
(513) 741-0761
6178 Squirrelwoods Lane
Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati Arts Association
(513) 721-3344
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH

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Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
(513) 421-3555
1127 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Ivy Hills Country Club
(513) 561-9119
7711 Ivy Hills Boulevard
Cincinnati, OH

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Coney Island
(513) 232-8230
6201 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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River Downs
(513) 232-8000
6301 Kellogg Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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Riverfront Choice Tickets
(513) 333-7328
114 West Third Street
Cincinnati, OH

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U S Martial Arts Academy
(513) 752-5425
50 Fawn Court
Amelia, OH

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Terrace Park Country Club
(513) 831-3384
5341 South Milford Road
Milford, OH

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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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