Day Hiking Checklist Iowa City IA

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.

Cronk MMA
(712) 258-9923
1951 Leech ave suite 300
Sioux City, IA
 
Iowa Sports Foundation
(515) 292-3251
1421 S. Bell Ave. #104
Ames, IA
 
Your Mouthguard
(319) 337-8350
108 E Market St
Iowa City, IA
 
Play It Again Sports
(319) 354-4777
1705 S 1st Ave Ste D
Iowa City, IA
 
Racquet Master
(319) 338-9401
620 1/2 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
 
Big Dog Billiards, Inc.
(515) 266-6100
4510 E. 14th St.
Des Moines, IA
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Wilson's Sycamore Sports Center
(319) 351-6060
Sycamore Mall
Iowa City, IA
 
Sears Roebuck & Co
(319) 625-2706
Iowa City, IA
 
Fin & Feather
(319) 354-2200
125 Highway 1 W
Iowa City, IA
 
Finish Line
(319) 625-2277
Iowa City, IA
 

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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