What to bring on a Hike or other activity

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How to prepare for a YM activity
  1. Hike Rating Key: (i.e. B3B)
  2. Day Hike Recommended Packing List
  3. Overnight Camping Recommended Packing List
  4. Two Night Backpacking Recommended Packing List
  5. Kayak Trip List
  6. Directions To Hikes (Sleeping Giant, Ragged Mountain, Bear Mountain, Macedonia) More to Come...

Hike Letter and Number Rating Guide

Example: B3C = 5-9 Mile Hike, Moderate Pace (1.5-2.0 mph), and Average Terrain
First Letter (Mileage) Middle Number (Leaders Pace) Last Letter (Terrain)
AA = 13 miles and over 1 = Very Fast (2.5 mph and Faster) A = Very Strenuous
A = 9-13 miles 2 = Fast (2.0 - 2.5 mph) B = Strenuous
B = 5-9 miles 3 = Moderate (1.5 - 2.0 mph) C = Average
C = Under 5 miles 4 = Leisurely (0.0 - 1.5 mph) D = Easy

Day Hike Recommended Packing List

  1. Hiking Boots, Please do not wear tennis or running shoes
  2. Light Weight Inner Socks
  3. Wool Heavy Weight Outer Socks
  4. Water, Bring at Least Two Quarts of Water. You might want to Freeze one Quart the night Before.
  5. Hat
  6. Insect Repellent
  7. Sun Screen
  8. Granola Bars, and or Trail Mix
  9. Rain Jacket
  10. Light Sweater
  11. Day Pack or Hip Pack

Overnight Camping Trip Recommended Packing List

  1. Needs to be Compiled

Two Day Backpacking Recommended Packing List

  1. Needs to be Compiled

Kayaking Trip List

  1. PFD (Personal Floatation Device), Usually one will be provided with Kayak.
  2. Dry Change of Clothes and Shoes to change into after trip.
  3. Towel
  4. Foot Protection, a must for protection from stuff on river bed, lake bed, or ocean floor. Sandals are NOT recommended.
  5. Hat
  6. Sunscreen (a must for being on the water)
  7. Straps and/or Floatation for Eyeglasses

What NOT to Bring Kayaking

  1. Jewelry, watches, anything that does not float or that you mind loosing.