Day Hiking Checklist Mount Airy NC

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.

D. J. Johnny C (Colvard) & Company
(704) 823-9523
4382 Cross Ridge Drive
Gastonia, NC
 
Holiday Inn of Salisbury
(704) 637-3100
530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S.
Salisbury, NC
 
S.O.S. Officials
(704) 302-4605
6107 Lost Gate Lane
Waxhaw, NC
 
First United Methodist Church
(704) 633-7209
217 S. Church Street
Salisbury, NC
 
Bushido karate shotokan
(919) 872-4140
4201 Green road
raleigh, NC
 
Weaver & McGuire Amusement Co., Inc.
(704) 933-7376
1505 N. Cannon Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC
 
G-force Athletics
(704) 957-0073
1727 Bray Drive
Charlotte, NC
 
Partners in Learning Child Development Center
(704) 638-9020
2300 West Innes St
Salisbury, NC
 
FantasyStatChat
(704) 900-0953
PO BOX 38541
Charlotte, NC
 
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
(919) 380-2185
107 S. Edinburh Dr. Ste 123
Cary, NC
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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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