Don't Forget to Pack...

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a on Apr 13, 2007 at 11:04AM

Bring a backpack (the size will depend on the length of hike), hiking boots or trail running shoes, and a hat or bandana. You'll want to layer clothes so you can adjust to temperature changes and consider waterproof wear. Remember to let someone know where you're hiking and when you expect to return and make sure the trail matches your level of expertise or hire a guide.

Other things to remember:

  • Bug spray and sun block
  • Water and food like dried fruit, nuts and nutrition bars
  • A small first aid kit
  • A watch, cell phone, a compass and a flashlight with batteries
  • Sunglasses and binoculars
  • A trail map and matches
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