Day Hiking Checklist Osawatomie KS

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.

K C Water Sports Llc
(913) 783-4300
25825 Edgemore Rd
Paola, KS
 
Kansas City Blues Society
(913) 660-4692
13624 S. Sycamore ST
Olathe, KS
 
Smokey River Hunts
(785) 393-0314
2809 Hall Street
Hays, KS
 
Hockey Equipment
(877) 837-4427
1616 Youngsville Hwy Youngsville, LA
LA , KS
 
K C Water Sports Llc
(913) 783-4300
25825 Edgemore Rd
Paola, KS
 
The Hurt Locker
(316) 210-5577
1029 N. Wichita suite 14
Wichita, KS
 
Air Capital Drop Zone, Skydive Wichita Kansas
(316) 776-1700
7015 South 143rd East
Wichita, KS
Prices and/or Promotions
Tandem $200, Solo $190

Kansas Speedway
(913) 328-3300
400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS
 
Master's Tae Kwon Do
681-1022
7242 W. 151St.
Overland Park, KS
 
Nill Bros Sports
(913) 384-4242
Kansas City, KS
 

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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