Day Hiking Checklist Pierre SD

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.

Dakota Budokan
(605) 201-4932
2000 W 42nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Akaska Bait Shop
(605) 649-7847
PO Box 10
Akaska, SD
 
Buckstop
(605) 642-4945
611 E Jackson Blvd
Spearfish, SD
 
Harve's Sport Shop
(605) 996-8226
213 N Main St
Mitchell, SD
 
Mt Rushmore Bat Company
(605) 716-3653
3325 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Rooster the
(605) 342-3867
1441 W Main St
Rapid City, SD
 
Volin's Racquet & Soccer
(605) 332-7693
1704 S Western Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
 
Hancock Trap Co
(605) 673-4128
PO Box 268
Custer, SD
 
Jtr Trip's
(605) 964-6482
PO Box 933
Eagle Butte, SD
 
Pro Bait & Tackle
(605) 895-2180
220 N Main St
Presho, SD
 

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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