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Emily Post Goes Hiking!

The following tips, courtesy of Elizabeth Bassett, author of Nature Walks in Northern Vermont and the Champlain Valley, will keep our trails beautiful and add to your hiking enjoyment.

And for safety's sake:

Make a plan: Read about your route, look at a map, check the weather forecast, leave adequate time for mishaps, and make sure someone knows where you are. Safety will be enhanced by proper maps and a compass. Cell phones should be used only for serious emergencies. Be properly equipped. Choose appropriate clothing and footwear for climate and conditions. Carry an emergency kit—for others if not for yourself. Knowledge of basic first aid is always a plus.

Our thanks to:

Elizabeth Bassett, author of Nature Walks in Northern Vermont and the Champlain Valley, published by AMC (Appalachian Mountain Club) Books of Boston in 1998. You can purchase her book at: www.flyingpigbooks.com