Day Hiking Checklist Laramie WY

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.

CPM Guns & MacHines
(307) 721-2103
508 S 2nd St
Laramie, WY
 
Behind the Glass
(307) 265-2133
4310 S Poplar St
Casper, WY
 
Outdoorsman the
(307) 347-2891
632 Big Horn Ave
Worland, WY
 
Sports World
(307) 789-6788
524 Front St
Evanston, WY
 
Peak Paragliding
(307) 733-7712
555 S Glenwood
Jackson, WY
 
North American Gear Llc
(307) 332-0901
645 Main St
Lander, WY
 
Frontier Suites
(307) 877-3377
Kemmerer, WY
 
A Buck or Two
(307) 877-1204
720 J C Penney Dr
Kemmerer, WY
 
Rocky Mtn Discount Sports
(307) 856-7687
709 N Federal Blvd
Riverton, WY
 
Supply Sergeant
(307) 635-5491
3415 Ridge Rd
Cheyenne, WY
 

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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