With the free time and warm weather, you may find yourself enchanted with the idea to go hiking. Explore sultry woods and grounds you have never traveled through, and while it does make for an exciting experience, the best thing to keep in mind while hiking is safety.
Even if you have never had the idea of hiking; you never know when you may find yourself alongside a friend who has been planning this hiking trip for months now. So for the comfort of staying safe; you may want to look into these tips. Enjoy:
Get as much information about your trail as possible; maps, what kinds of things you will find on the trail whether it be plants or insects; read a guidebook on things to do if you happen to stray from the path or your group.
Learn about the distance of the trail and the estimated time of when your hike will end. Remember to keep this information in a water-proof case, cover, or zip-lock bag for its utmost protection.