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Hiking basics

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

No matter where we go or what we do, we remember the basics of hiking.
Going for a hike can be a fun way to spend time in the outdoors. You
may see plants and animals you've never seen before, and you'll go
places that only hikers go.

When you go on a hike


•Dress for the hike. Wear sneakers or hiking boots, not sandals. Bring
a warm jacket even if it's hot at home. It's cooler in the woods and on
mountains.
•Carry your own gear. I’ll talk about gear in another post.
•Hike with a buddy.
•Stay with your group. If you run ahead or lag behind, you may miss a
turn and become lost.
•Never play hide and seek on a hike.
•Always wait at trail junctions.
•Be a responsible hiker. Carry all your trash out.

Just 2 hours of hiking, and we're on top of the world!
Photo from the top of Mt. Osceola in the White Mountains by Jackie Stetser
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MJ7DM33 6/20/2013 8:53PM

  Thx for sharing!

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DS9KIE 6/20/2013 8:53AM

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GRAMMYEAC 6/20/2013 5:53AM

    All important!

Sometimes I skip the heavier wear, especially when the hikes are under 3500 feet.

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FLAMENM 6/19/2013 11:36PM

    Hmm, I never carry a warm jacket. Instead I do lots of layers.
And learn orienteering and compass/topo map skills. Then you don't have to go in a group.

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KAYSON25 6/19/2013 8:43PM

    Thanks for the tips. Having never officially gone hiking, I can use all of them I can get. Keep it up. The mountains are awesome.

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DOUGDC 6/19/2013 7:32PM

    Good start on what can become a long and useful discussion.

thanks.



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LINDAKAY228 6/19/2013 1:46PM

    Great tips!

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DEBBYFROMMT 6/19/2013 11:49AM

    Excellent info for the beginning hiker! Looking forward to your gear post!

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PATJOONWW 6/19/2013 10:22AM

    Good tips!

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~Pat~


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WILSONWR 6/19/2013 9:55AM

    Great info for new hikers! I look forward to your future posts!

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NUTRON3 6/19/2013 9:33AM

    Love hiking

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SUNSET09 6/19/2013 8:24AM

  Well worth the hike and getting your exercise in! Thanx for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOEINC 6/19/2013 7:37AM

    Very important information. Thanks for sharing.

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EDLEAR 6/19/2013 7:36AM

    I love hiking in the White Mountains - haven't tried Osceola yet, but it looks beautiful! I'm putting this one on my list.

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RD03875 6/19/2013 7:30AM

    Great blog

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NANNABLACK 6/19/2013 7:19AM

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MSLZZY 6/19/2013 6:56AM

    Great tips and a wonderful picture to complete the image. HUGS!

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CAROL- 6/19/2013 6:48AM

    Great tips! I love to hike.

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MAGGIEVAN 6/19/2013 6:27AM

    We are hiking almost every weekend in summer. Our winters are too wet.

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SANDRALEET 6/19/2013 6:14AM

    Be safe healthy and wise

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