Posted by Jeff on Oct 12, 2020 at 6:39 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last change: October 11, 2020
Two recent deaths on Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain, have sparked conversations about hiking safety and raised questions such as, "What kind of safety equipment should you take with you besides water, snacks, and a headlight?"
First and foremost, accidents happen and sometimes they are completely out of our hands. Occasionally the best prepared hiker can get injured or worse. However, there are many ways you can reduce risks while hiking.
Hiking safety is important to think about all year round, but some aspects of it become even more important in the fall and winter when the days are shorter and weather conditions are much tougher.
Before hitting the road – let alone the trail – learn as much as you can about your future hike. Study the hiking map and read the descriptions of the hike, like here at Meanderthals. Check the weather report, as well as the sunrise and sunset times.
Here are some simple ways you can improve your safety while exploring hiking trails.
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