Day Hike Pack List
The contents of your pack for a one-day hike will vary from season to season. Key recommended items include:
In addition to what’s in your pack, make sure your base layer is wicking, not cotton. Consider fleece gloves, fleece hat and extra socks. Hiking poles can take a lot of pressure off your knees.
A cell phone is nice to have, but remember that large parts of the back country have no cell phone service.
Go over your route with the entire party – AND DON’T SEPARATE!
Above all, let someone else know where you are going and what time you will return – with instructions to dial 911 if you are over due.