Day Hiking

what to bring on a day hike

Before You Go
1
Make sure all electronic devices are fully charged
2
Leave your itinerary with family, friends or park officials
3
Check the weather forecast
Pack in Your Day Pack
1
Map(s)
2
Compass and / or GPS device
3
First aid kit
4
Swiss army knife or multi-purpose tool
5
Extra food and water
6
Flashlight or headlamp
7
Matches (stormproof or in waterproof container)
8
Fire starter(s)
9
Sunglasses
10
Sunscreen (preferably SPF 30 or above)
11
Whistle
12
Cell phone or PDA (fully charged)
13
Camera (film or extra memory card)
14
Extra batteries
15
Aspirin (for altitude, sun, pain)
Clothing and Footwear
1
Hat
2
Shorts or pants (depending on weather conditions)
3
Short-sleeved shirt(s)
4
Long-sleeved shirt(s)
5
Sweater (fleece or wool)
6
Warm pants (fleece or wool)
7
Raingear / warm coat
8
Gloves
9
Warm hat (fleece or wool)
10
Hiking boots or hiking shoes (depending on terrain)
11
Extra socks
12
Extra laces
13
Hiking stick / pole
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