Day Hiking Checklist Medford OR

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.

Henderson Shorin Ryu Karate
(541) 404-6307
275 N Broadway
Coos Bay, OR
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Anytime Fitness
(541) 536-9779
16487 Bluewood Pl
La Pine, OR
 
DiamondStone Guest Lodge/B&B, Vacation Rental
(541) 536-6263
16693 Sprague Loop
La Pine, OR
 
Jumpin' Junction
(541) 536-1566
52485 Huntington Rd.
La Pine, OR
 
Cascade Meadows RV Resort
(541) 536-2244
53750 Hwy 97
La Pine, OR
 
Grieg Lodge at Norse Hall
(503) 236-3401
111 NE 11th Street
Portland, OR
 
La Pine Senior Activity Center
(541) 536-6237
16450 Victory Way
La Pine, OR
 
Kayak Tillamook County, LLC
(503) 866-4808
PO Box 9132
Portland, OR
 
LA Fitness
(503) 228-2626
1115 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR
 
YWCA of Greater Portland
(503) 294-7400
1111 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
 

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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