Hiking Skills, a.k.a. "Not Dying"

Hikes can be great fun, or they can be a miserable experience or a cause of injuries or death. At least 90 percent of the problems are avoidable. In this section I'll discuss things you can do to make your day hike safer and more enjoyable.

Ten Essentials and Five Principles

for Safe and Enjoyable Hikes

Taking Along Tape






Sandia Mountain, sunset, Cibola National Forest, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Storm cloud over the Sandias. Taken at sunset, from my front yard.