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Taking a walk in nature is a great adventure, and part of the appeal is getting away from civilization and the comforts, security and predictability of home. In unfamiliar settings where unpredictable weather, unfamiliar terrain, and the unexpected are the rule, planning and preparation are keys to an enjoyable and safe hike.

  As the Boy Scouts would say.....Be Prepared !!  

A good first aid kit, blister prevention and awareness of weather trends are of utmost importance. 

Please visit Our Library for articles on Hiking Safety as well as the ATC website on
Hiking Basics.