There are a few things everyone should keep in mind when hiking:
-Stay on the trail. Hiking off the trail can lead to dangerous conditions, such as getting lost or falling into a ravine.
-Be aware of your surroundings. Watch for wildlife and stay away from cliffs and other dangerous areas.
-Take plenty of water with you, especially if you’re going out for a long hike. Drink frequently and avoid drinking from streams or lakes that may be contaminated by bacteria or parasites.
-Pack an emergency whistle to signal for help if necessary.
-Wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Hiking boots or shoes with good traction are essential, and you should dress in layers to be prepared for changing weather conditions.
-Carry a first-aid kit with you in case of emergency.
-Be sure to let someone know where you’re going before you set out on your hike. That way, if something happens to you, someone will know where to look for you.