Hiker Reminder

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Hike Date                                                                                                                            

Meeting Time                                                                                                                      

Meeting Place                                                                                                                     

Hike Location                                                                                                                      

Planning for your Trip!

  • Get a good rest the night before
  • Eat a good, solid breakfast
  • Wear light-colored clothes (T-shirt and jacket)
  • Wear a cap or hat
  • Wear long pants, unless your teacher indicates shorts are appropriate
  • Wear socks and sturdy comfortable, closed shoes suitable for hiking
  • Put sunscreen on face, neck, and arms
  • What to bring:
    • The ICO waiver and the participating agency’s permission slip (if they have one)
    • A jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt
    • A medium or large plastic bottle of water (no soda)
    • A simple lunch
    • Daypack/bookbag (ICO has daypacks available on loan for the day of the event. Contact your ICO leader in advance if needed)
    • Sunglasses
    • Optional: camera, whistle
  • What not to bring:
    • Radios, MP3 players, iPods, cellphones
    • Pets
    • Do not burden yourself with too many things to carry (you will get too tired)

The Rules on the Trail

  • Follow leaders’ instructions at all times
  • Stay between front and rear leaders on the trail
  • Stay on the trail; do not cut across switchbacks
  • Do not throw rocks or pick plants
  • Do not litter
  • Take only photographs; leave only footprints
  • Have a good time!