Arrive at least 15
minutes before the scheduled start time. This allows time
for registration and for hike leaders to briefly outline the
hike and start it on time.
Make sure that you
bring adequate food and water, especially water, so that you
can maintain a proper energy level on longer, more
If the weather looks
threatening, pack appropriate clothing such as rain gear or
windbreakers or hoodies. You should always carry an extra
pair of socks.
Carry a whistle (in the
unlikely event you become separated from the group).
While on the hike,
never lose sight of the person in front of you or the person
Learn to keep pace with
Donít wander off on a
side trail by yourself.
If you must go into the
woods to relieve yourself, make certain a hiker who knows
the trail waits for you.
Know your own
limitations. Donít participate in a hike that is beyond your
If you have a medical
condition (i.e. diabetes, etc) or allergies, make certain a
friend or someone in the group knows about it.
Most important -- have
fun and enjoy the great outdoors!