Day Hiking Checklist Portales NM

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.

St Louis Cardinal Clubhouse Shop
(314) 863-9210
2433 Saint Louis Galleria
Saint Louis, MO
 
Hkd Global Ltd
(636) 239-7876
317 Elm St
Washington, MO
 
Springfield Bsw Inc
(413) 205-2815
1383 Main St
Springfield, MA
 
G I Joe's Sports & Auto Stores
(425) 712-9200
Lynnwood, WA
 
Guns Plus
(607) 687-5226
408 Halsey Valley Rd
Tioga Center, NY
 
The Starting Block Llc
(573) 874-1803
2902 Forum Blvd Ste D
Columbia, MO
 
Longs Drug Stores
(831) 384-1602
268 Reservation Rd
Marina, CA
 
Nepsco Industries
(847) 289-1541
Elgin, IL
 
Rainbow Sporting Goods
(406) 563-5080
605 E Park Ave
Anaconda, MT
 
Sport About South Shore
(508) 279-1957
20 Bedford Park
Bridgewater, MA
 

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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