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Hiking Safety Tips

Tips for safe and respectful hiking:

  • Sturdy footwear is a must.
  • Bring water, even when it's winter or just a short hike.
  • Bring a snack or lunch.
  • Always carry out what you carry in.
  • It's often a good idea to wear a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent containing DEET to deter ticks and mosquitoes.
  • Tell someone where you're going.
  • Stay on marked trails.
  • Take only photographs; leave only footprints.
  • Print out trail map at home and bring it along, Plan your route.
  • Do not disturb archeological or historical sites or wildlife.
  • Keep pets under control. Bring a plastic bag to pack out pet waste.


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