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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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