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Proactive Measures:

"Preventive actions taken to decrease the likelihood of a incident occurring"

  • Are you a rookie, intermediate or experienced wilderness explorer?

  • Will this wilderness experience exceed your skills, STOP!

  • Write your thoughts down, including Inherent risks or any hazards doing hiking activity?

  • Are you willing to STOP this activity and turn around if you cannot manage the hike?

  • Bringing a cell phone, be sure your device is fully charged and consider a re-charging device.

  • Are you able to hike with a pack and several liters of water? New shoes best break them in at home first.

  • Check the weather forecast for the day of your hike, Check the conditions on the trail, wet, snow or ice. 

  • Lightning storm, thunder, high winds and fog can test the most experienced hiker