What to Bring Day Hiking

Here’s a comprehensive list of things to pack when you’re day hiking in the warmer months (late spring to early fall) in PNW (Pacific Northwest). Not all items will apply in all cases. Above is a picture of Hex Mountain in Cle Elum, WA.

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Before you go hiking

Important Hiking Tips

  1. Stay ON the trail so you don’t mess up any flora or fauna (don’t go off trail).
  2. Leave no trace behind (pack EVERYTHING you brought out – including apple cores and used toilet paper!).
  3. Don’t feed the animals.
  4. Wearing light colors helps you identify bugs or ticks that may have crawled on you.
  5. Write a trail report on WTA or AllTrails right after your hike to help others.


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