- Red Rock News - May 05, 2017
What’s in Your “Day” Pack? – Ten Forgotten Items For Unexpected Times
Safety in numbers – no guarantee, but that’s part of Westerners hiking. On the trails, someone in each group probably will have, well … just about anything. After all, many members are advanced hikers; several are Search and Rescue volunteers. Buried in their backpacks we’re likely to find, well … just about everything.
But beyond the Westerners, we also hike with family and friends. Occasionally, trading safety for solitude, some even hike solo. What should each hiker carry -- for ourselves … our friends … our children and grandchildren?
“Relax,” some might say. “I know the trail; we’re only going out for an hour or two.” Famous lost words … famous last words. On Sedona’s spaghetti-shaped trails, a wrong turn can turn ...