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Hiking Tips

Hike Safely

  • Water – bring enough, drink often
  • Don’t drink from mountain streams – risk of giardia parasite.
  • Shoes – sturdy cleated soles with good ankle support are recommended
  • Bring clothes for change in weather– wear layers, absorbent underwear
  • If you think you lost the trail, backtrack to where you are sure and try again
  • Lock car and keep valuables out of sight at trailhead parking area.
  • Turn back in bad weather
  • Hike Responsibly
  • Stay on trail
  • Allow ample time
  • Be realistic about your abilities
  • Stay together – keep to pace of slowest hiker
  • Let a responsible party know where you are hiking and when you anticipate returning

Hike Thoughtfully

  • Don’t litter
  • Pick up any litter you see
  • Don’t pick wildflowers
  • Don’t disturb wildlife
  • Be friendly
  • Move deadfall off trail
  • Keep pets under control
  • Don’t cut corners on switchback – it causes erosion
  • Take particular care of vegetation above tree line.

Hiking Tips - Trails are  Marked! with Signs that Tell You the Following:

  • Double blazes or right angle blazes mean a sudden turn
  • Walking staffs can help the knees, especially going downhill.

Additional items to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra socks
  • Whistle
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Trash bag
  • Moleskin
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & film
  • Compact rain gear