Day Hiking Checklist Forest Grove 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.

Take Shape for Life - Philip Mandel
(503) 887-0889
6135 SW Erickson Avenue
Bearverton, OR
 
Homestead Quilts and Gallery
(541) 536-2360
51425 Hwy 97
La Pine, OR
 
Cowboy's Heart
(541) 419-9487
15109 Ponderosa Loop
La Pine, OR
 
DiamondStone Guest Lodge/B&B, Vacation Rental
(541) 536-6263
16693 Sprague Loop
La Pine, OR
 
Thousand Trails Resort
(541) 593-8494
17480 So.Century Drive Bend
La Pine, OR
 
Hidden Pines RV Park
(541) 536-2265
52158 Elderberry Lane
La Pine, OR
 
Multnomah Athletic Club
(503) 223-6251
1849 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR
 
East Lake Resort
(541) 536-2230
22430 Paulina Lake Rd
La Pine, OR
 
Portland Parks & Recreation
(503) 823-2223
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Ghost Rock Ranch
(541) 536-1875
148800 Beal Rd,
La Pine, 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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