Day Hiking Checklist Jacksonville AR

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.

Arkansas Striped Bass Fishing
(501) 262-2610
Lake Ouachita
Hot Springs, AR
 
J & J Water Sports
(870) 488-5455
14345 Highway 62 E
Henderson, AR
 
Academy Sports & Outdoors
(479) 494-1740
5001 Old Phoenix Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Champs Sports
(479) 484-1163
5111 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Outback Gun & Gun Pawn
(870) 625-3095
688 Highway 63 S
Mammoth Spring, AR
 
Townsend Outdoors
(870) 777-3330
2301 S Main St
Hope, AR
 
Big Spring Enterprises
(870) 449-5297
Yellville, AR
 
Brock Stone
(479) 936-8470
12903 Highway 62
Rogers, AR
 
Als Technologies Inc
(870) 453-3742
Mc 8126
Flippin, AR
 
Hibbett Sporting Goods
(479) 631-6392
100 N Dixieland Rd
Rogers, AR
 

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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