Day Hiking Checklist Rutherfordton NC

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.

Shred Wakening
(704) 258-5811
141 Honeysuckle Lane
Mooresville, NC
 
Mecklenberg Entertainment, LLC
(none given)
519 West Council Street
Salisbury, NC
 
Rowan Memorial Park
(704) 636-8751
Highway 601 North
Salisbury, NC
 
South Rowan Academy
(704) 855-3276
413 North Main Street
China Grove, NC
 
Athletic Performance Center
(919) 876-1100
2400 Sumner Blvd
Raleigh, NC
 
Adrian Byrd Tennis
(828) 729-1061
2704 Tablerock Rd.
Lenoir, NC
 
To The Pointe Dance Company
(704) 638-6336
322 Depot Street
Salisbury, NC
 
S.O.S. Officials
(704) 302-4605
6107 Lost Gate Lane
Waxhaw, NC
 
Salisbury School of Ballet
(704) 637-2174
126 1/2 East Innes St.
Salisbury, NC
 
Lazy 5 Ranch, Inc.
(704) 663-5100
Highway 150 E
Mt. Ulla, NC
 

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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