Day Hiking Checklist Ft Mitchell KY

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.

Kentucky Speedway LLC
(859) 647-4309
400 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY

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Newport on the Levee
(859) 291-0550
One Levee Way
Newport, KY

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Rotary Club of Cincinnati
(513) 421-1080
441 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Danbarry Cinemas
(513) 784-1521
105 West Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Fifth Third Bank Broadway Across America
(513) 241-2345
120 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH

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The Mets Center
(859) 647-6387
3861 Olympic Boulevard
Erlanger, KY

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

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Learning Through Art Inc.
(513) 242-6028
1420 Sycamore Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati Opera
(513) 768-5500
1243 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH

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The Midnight Gourmet
(513) 362-2723
1634 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, 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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