Day Hiking Checklist Pontiac MI

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.

Pump It Up, Auburn Hills
(586) 709-4028
1720 Opdyke Ct
Auburn Hills, MI
 
M H & Associates
(313) 721-5602
13160 W Mcnichols Rd
Detroit, MI
 
Buy Rite Music
(313) 864-0219
7324 W 7 Mile RD
Detroit, MI
 
Fitness 19
(586) 226-1915
40789 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI
 
warren martial arts and kickboxing
(248) 953-8618
8777 common road
warren, MI
 
Troy Black Belt Academy
(248) 828-4455
5939 John R.
Troy, MI
 
White Lotus Yoga Studio
(586) 752-2700
67989 Van Dyke
Washington, MI
 
warren martial arts and kickboxing
(248) 953-8618
8777 common road
warren, MI
 
Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do
(734) 422-4420
28239 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI
 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
(313) 576-5100
3663 Woodward Ave Ste 100
Detroit, MI
 

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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