Day Hiking Checklist Rock Hill SC

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.

Charlotte Knights Baseball
(704) 357-8071 Ext:2110
2280 Deerfield Dr.
Fort Mill, SC
 
S.O.S. Officials
(704) 302-4605
6107 Lost Gate Lane
Waxhaw, NC
 
Dance Addiction
(864) 271-1003
1004 Augusta St
Greenville, SC
 
Vitali Family Karate
(803) 369-1683
2026 Augusta Hwy.
Lexington, SC
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War Cross Martial Arts
(864) 367-7247
1205 Whitehall Rd.
Anderson, SC
 
FantasyStatChat
(704) 900-0953
PO BOX 38541
Charlotte, NC
 
Charlotte Knights Baseball
(704) 357-8071 Ext:2110
2280 Deerfield Dr.
Fort Mill, SC
 
Carolina Wake Sports
(843) 855-0024
8400 Osprey Road
Myrtle Beach, SC
 
World Martial Arts Academy
(843) 749-2861
1008 Old Hwy 52
Moncks Corner, SC
 
Palmetto Tennis Center
(803) 774-3969
400 Theater Dr.
Sumter, SC
 

Day Hiking Checklist

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Day Hike Checklist

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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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