Day Hiking Checklist North Platte NE

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.

Stay Sharp Entertainment
(402) 419-0042
341 S 27th
Lincoln, NE
 
Hogan's Sporting Goods
(308) 532-3033
414 N Dewey St
North Platte, NE
 
Sports Shoppe the
(308) 534-4450
1320 S Cottonwood St
North Platte, NE
 
Sport Shop of Auburn Ltd
(402) 274-5236
826 Central Ave
Auburn, NE
 
Famous Footwear
(402) 464-3138
220 N 66th St Ste 320B
Lincoln, NE
 
TOROCO INTERNATIONAL
(402) 909-1692
4317 N. 129th Ct. Bldg # 12
Omaha , NE
 
Safe-Play Tuf-Wear
(308) 532-0187
1011 Industrial Ave
North Platte, NE
 
V & L Sports
(308) 762-1113
115 W 3rd St
Alliance, NE
 
Pro Image
(402) 391-0553
10000 California St
Omaha, NE
 
Links At Lincoln
(402) 476-1012
375 Fletcher Ave
Lincoln, NE
 

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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