Hiking is a great way to exercise and experience nature.
To have a safe hike, remember these tips…
Get a map, choose a route based on your abilities and stay on marked trails.
Don’t hike alone, and let the slowest person set the pace.
Leave an itinerary with a loved one.
Maintain your energy by changing speeds or resting often.
Stay hydrated with water, and never drink it all between refills.
Wear appropriate clothing and boots for the weather and terrain.
Use a walking stick or hiking pole to help keep your balance.
For longer hikes, pack a first-aid kit, matches, navigation tools and other essentials.
Enjoy your journey.