The Olympic Peninsula has many amazing hiking trails. To help dayhikers and backpackers be safe and prepared we’re sharing the 11 Essentials for Hiking. Versions of this list are shared by many hiking associations including the Washington Trails Association and outdoor retailers like REI.
Whether heading out for an afternoon or a few days, having these essential items will help you be prepared for unexpected situations.
1. Navigation (map and compass)
2. Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
3. Extra Clothing
4. Head Lamp/Flash light Continue reading