Here’s some useful tips that I’ve learned after having explored the New England wilderness since I was a boy helping my father with his tree business. Hopefully you find some of this useful in your trips. ~Cheers~
Things to Bring
Here are some essentials to remember whether you going for a hour, 3 hours, or all the daylight the sun will provide.
- Sunscreen (even when its cloudy)
- Light snacks (cliff bars, kashi bars, trail mix, fruit, etc…)
- Light daypack
- Extra clothing (such as light long sleeve cause you never know)
- Plenty of water
- Comfy and breathable socks
- Comfy and waterproof boots
Useful Info I’ve Collected From The Web:
Maintaining a separate wardrobe for hiking is a good idea to which a number of avid hikers subscribe. The best hiking clothing to wear is not your jeans and T-shirt, but instead a careful mix of breathable materials that complement one another to keep you warm or cool, depending on the weather. Save some money at the onset by planning your hiking trips and then purchasing clothing with the target season and terrain in mind. Over time, you might even add to the initial clothing articles, until you have all-weather, all terrain attire in place…
Great video about simple things to avoid in order to maintain safe while traveling.
Identifying animal tracks can reveal important information about native wildlife populations and habitat. Additionally, understanding how to read a track can prevent potential dangers, such as a skunk or bear encounter. Pack items for the trail that can assist with print identification–such as a magnifying glass, tape measure, credible field guide and camera–to build animal track interpretation skills.