Safety Disclaimer

These trip reports and information contained within this site are for entertainment purposes only. Most of these trips follow established trails in populated locations. However, some involve cross country navigation and off-trail excursions in back country locations far removed from any city or town. If you use the information contained within this site, it is AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Hiking, mountaineering, or any other outdoor activity can be dangerous. Please follow common sense when planning a hike. Take into account weather, hydration requirements, and your own physical fitness. Also, research trail conditions beforehand so that you know exactly what you are getting into.

Remember that you are responsible for your safety. Always carry the 10 essentials when heading out. You never know what might happen.

The 10 essentials:

1. Navigation (map and compass)
2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
3. Insulation (extra clothing)
4. Illumination (headlamp or flashlight)
5. First-aid supplies
6. Fire (firestarter and matches/lighter)
7. Repair kit and tools (including knife)
8. Nutrition (extra food)
9. Hydration (extra water)
10. Emergency shelter