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Hiker Responsibility Code

You are responsible for yourself, so be prepared:

1. With knowledge and gear. Become self reliant by learning about the terrain, conditions, local weather and your equipment before you start.

2. To leave your plans. Tell someone where you are going, the trails you are hiking, when you will return and your emergency plans.

3. To stay together. When you start as a group, hike as a group, end as a group. Pace your hike to the slowest person.

4. To turn back. Weather changes quickly in the mountains. Fatigue and unexpected conditions can also affect your hike. Know your limitations and when to postpone your hike. The mountains will be there another day.

5. For emergencies. Even if you are headed out for just an hour, an injury, severe weather or a wrong turn could become life threatening. Don’t assume you will be rescued; know how to rescue yourself.

6. To share the hiker code with others.

hikeSafe: It’s Your Responsibility.
The Hiker Responsibility Code was developed and is endorsed by the White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire Fish and Game.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Choosing hiking boots October 6, 2013 4:04 PM Tony C.
The Rhode Island Hunting Season 2013 -2014 August 21, 2013 12:59 PM Tony C.
Windchill and Frostbite Times Chart February 6, 2013 2:46 PM Tony C.
Winter Hiking Gear list ( Mountains ) February 3, 2013 1:12 PM Tony C.
REI'S LAYERING BASICS December 9, 2012 10:44 PM Tony C.
Hiking Ten Essentials plus Four December 9, 2012 10:19 PM Tony C.
The Basics of Pack Loading December 1, 2012 11:04 PM Tony C.
Boot Fitting Guide December 1, 2012 9:22 PM Tony C.
Hiker Responsibility Code October 22, 2012 5:40 PM Tony C.
Hiker's Responsibility from Hike Safe (HYDRATION) December 10, 2012 4:33 PM Tony C.
New DEM Regs for hunting season(s) October 21, 2012 9:19 AM Tony C.
About the Rhode Island Hiking Club October 21, 2012 9:15 AM Tony C.

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