Everything you need to know about hiking.

Proper footwear.

Proper hydration.

Proper gear – day pack? food? 

Beware of (and leave alone) wildlife on the trails.

Go early, don’t go late!  Beat the crowds and the blistering afternoon sun. Avoid late afternoon because the sun will set faster than you think. Especially in winter. 

Plan you trip. don’t try and do too much at once. 

Learn about the area you hike. Take some time to read the signs or do research about the area you are hiking.