Day Hiking Checklist Newark OH

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.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
(513) 621-1919
1241 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati Ballet
(513) 621-5219
1555 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH

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U.S. Bank Arena
(513) 421-4111
100 Broadway Street
Cincinnati, OH

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Swings-N-Things
(513) 771-7529
8481 Duke Boulevard
Mason, OH

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Cincinnati Arts Association
(513) 721-3344
Aronoff Center for the Arts
Cincinnati, OH

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Groove Crew
(513) 850-5221
P.O. Box 1218
Cincinnati, OH

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Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
(513) 659-0023
P.O. Box 537
West Chester, OH

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Expressway Park Inc.
(513) 831-4663
P.O. Box 402
Milford, OH

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U S Martial Arts Academy
(513) 752-5425
50 Fawn Court
Amelia, OH

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West Chester Conference Center
(513) 942-4567
9248 Princeton Glendale Road
West Chester, OH

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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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