Day Hiking Checklist Milford MA

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.

Impact School of Martial Arts
(508) 966-1662
191 Mechanic Street #7
Bellingham, MA
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50% OFF

Team Link BJJ Worcester
(413) 348-0579
333 shrewsbury st
Worcester, MA
 
Equinox Fitness Clubs-Franklin Street
(617) 426-2140
225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA
 
Krav Maga Yashir - Boston
(339) 224-8005
Charlestown Maritime Center
Charlestown , MA
Prices and/or Promotions
FREE Trial Kids' Martial Arts Class 9/30/12, to register: http://www.bostonkravmaga.com/kravmagaboston-children.html

Agganis Arena at Boston University
(617) 358-7000
925 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
 
Bancroft Boxing and MMA
(508) 596-2086
59 fountain street
Framingham, MA
 
Star Dance School - Ballroom Dance Studio Boston
(617) 202-9200
50 Winchester St
Newton, MA
Prices and/or Promotions
First Private Ballroom Dance Lesson is FREE

HolliBalence Well-Being Center
(617) 344-1441
60 State Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA
 
Revolution Fitness
(617) 536-3006
209 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA
 
Boston Sports Clubs - Central Square
(617) 876-5550
625 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

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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