Day Hiking Checklist Detroit Lakes MN

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.

Twin Cities Marathon, Inc
(763) 287-3888
4050 Olson Memorial Hwy., Ste. 26.2
Minneapolis, MN
 
Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission
(612) 332-0386
900 South Fifth St.
Minneapolis, MN
 
MN Pro Paintball
(952) 892-1540
22554 Texas Ave
Lakeville, MN
 
Metropolitan Ballet
(763) 742-4686
P.O. Box 2161
Maple Grove, MN
 
Memory Lanes
(612) 721-6211
2520 26th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
 
Metropolis Rugby Football Club
(651) 214-3070
2954 Taylor St. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN
 
The Encounter
(218) 722-9820
201 East First Street
Duluth, MN
 
Arthur Murray
(612) 920-1900
5041 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
 
Mall of America
(952) 883-8810
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN
 
Tuttle's Bowling, Bar & Grill
(952) 938-4090
107 Shady Oak Rd. S
Hopkins, MN
 

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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