Day Hiking Checklist Hazard 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.

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

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

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LOUISVILLE HEAT
(502) 494-9410
Mudd Ln
Louisville, KY
 
Clarksville Skydiving
(615) 506-1324
385 Airport Rd.
Russellville, KY
 
Appalachia Mixed Martial Arts
(859) 327-6120
93 Church Street
Pikeville, KY
 
Kentucky Speedway LLC
(859) 647-4309
400 Buttermilk Pike
Fort Mitchell, KY

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EAGLE LAKE CONVENTION CENTER AND EXPO
(502) 839-9899
1006 EAGLE LAKE DR
LAWRENCEBURG, KY
 
Athlitx
(502) 219-2849
9219 US Hwy 42 Suite D #127
Louisville, KY
 
Lexington Tai Chi Chuan
(859) 339-4516
2228 Sandra Ct.
Lexington, KY
 
BKS Mixed Martial Arts
(502) 639-8227
4701 Manslick Road (East)
Louisville, KY
 
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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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