Day Hiking Checklist Stamford CT

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.

Maria Fioras Dance Downtown
(203) 570-5440
201 Summer Street
stamford, CT
 
The Depot - Darien's Teen Center
(203) 655-0812
P.O. Box 2381
Darien, CT
 
Western Sound Charters Inc.
(914) 709-4046
211 East Main St. Suite #355
New Rochelle, NY
 
Rally Time Hitting and Training Center
(203) 793-7063
150 North Plains Industrial Road
Wallingford , CT
 
Tony Corvi Golf Academy
(203) 481-0400
19 Tipping Drive
Branford, CT
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YMCA Darien Community, Inc.
(203) 655-8228
2420 Post Road
Darien, CT
 
Calasanz Martial Arts Fitness Center
(800) 414-9544
507 Westport Ave
Norwalk, CT
 
Euro Tennis Academy
(203) 987-0987
100 Elm Street
North Haven, CT
 
Guilford Racquet & Swim Club
(203) 453-4367
420 Church Street,
Guilford, CT
 
United Studios of Self Defense
(203) 453-0058
631 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT
 

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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