Day Hiking Checklist Shawnee KS

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.

Wonderscope Children's Museum
(913) 268-4176
5700 King St.
Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas Speedway
(913) 328-3300
400 Speedway Blvd
Kansas City, KS
 
Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar
(816) 561-2444
4115 Mill St
Kansas City, MO
 
Full Moon Productions, Inc.
(816) 842-4280
1401 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO
 
Ticketmaster
(816) 412-0417
3100 Broadway St., Ste. 802
Kansas City, MO
 
Power Play Family Entertainment Center
(913) 268-7200
13110 W. 62nd Terr
Kansas City, MO
 
Crazy Horse Saloon Kansas City
(913) 393-2582
126 S Clairborne Road
Olathe, KS
 
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival
(816) 531-7728
3619 Broadway, Ste. 2
Kansas City, MO
 
Kansas City Blues Society
(913) 660-4692
13624 S. Sycamore ST
Olathe, KS
 
Party Masters-Rickie The Clown & Santa
(816) 781-4092
4505 E 113th St
Kansas City, MO
 

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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