Hiking with CHC

Hiking tips:

  • 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 challenging hikes.
  • 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 behind you.
  • Try to keep pace with the group.
  • Don’t 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. Don’t participate in a hike that is beyond your capabilities.
  • 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!