Hawaiian Trail & Mountain Club

Hikes

Hiking Safety

Planning

  • Hike with a partner (or a club)
  • File a flight plan with someone who knows where you’re going, who’s going with you, and when you’re expected back.
  • Get info about the trail
  • Wear adequate clothing & hiking boots
  • Check weather conditions
  • Know your own capabilities

Gear Up!

  • Cellular phone
  • Something brightly colored
  • Whistle
  • Rain gear
  • First aid kit
  • 2 or 3 liters of water
  • Space blanket
  • Flashlight

Do It!

  • Stay on the trail
  • Look where you step
  • Stay together or regroup
  • Watch the time
  • Monitor everyone’s condition
  • Monitor the weather
  • Avoid undue risks

Pau

When finished, let the person holding your flight plan know that you have returned safely.

IN AN EMERGENCY

  • Call 911 – ask for Fire Rescue
  • Be Visible – use that brightly colored jacket
  • Be Audible – use the whistle
  • Stay Calm – keep a positive attitude
  • Stay Put – increase your chances of being found
  • Stay Warm – use that space blanket; stay dry & out of the wind