Staying safe while on the go

Think about why you want to go on a hike: Do you want a gentle, leisurely hike or do you want demanding, physical activity? Are you going alone, as a pair or as a family? Numerous hiking accidents can be prevented with careful planning. Hiking and regional maps as well as hiking guides can help you select a route and determine distances, altitude differences and estimated hiking times. They also provide valuable information about the type of terrain and trail conditions.