Day Hiking Checklist Flagstaff 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 Snowbowl
(928) 779-1951
Hwy 180 & Snow
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Sandoval Freestyle Karate Gilbert
(480) 503-3788
1522 S. Gilbert Rd. Ste. 101
Gilbert, AZ
 
Turf Soaring School
(602) 439-3621
8700 W. Carefree Highway
Peoria, AZ
 
Sedona Heritage Museum
(928) 282-7038
735 Jordan
Sedona, AZ
 
Jeff Symmonds Golf Schools
(800) 965-9985
2211 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear, AZ
 
Glenfair Bowling Center
(623) 937-9225
6110 N. 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ
 
Casa Sedona Bed & Breakfast Inn
(928) 282-2938
55 Hozoni
Sedona, AZ
 
New Life Community Church
(623) 486-3737
8155 W. Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ
 
Best Western Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creeks
(928) 282-4001
400 N State Route
Sedona, AZ
 
Laser Quest
(602) 548-0005
3335 W. Peoria Avenue
Phoenix, 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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