If you are new to hiking, read the Resources & Safety pages for important information and consider joining one of the local Clubs & Trail Societies to start adventuring with experienced hikers.
Do your research before you head out on the trails!
Do you have the physical fitness, skills, and experience for your adventure?
Taking the Essentials
What’s in your daypack? Are you prepared?
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