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KATU: Hike Safely

May 31, 2019
Categorie(s): Latest News, In the Press, Multimedia

By KATU News, Portland

If you're heading out on a hike, no matter how near or far, it pays to be prepared!

Kevin Gorman, Executive Director of Friends of the Columbia Gorge, joined us to share some important safety information, and he says it all starts with planning:
  1. Choose trails that meet your group’s comfort and fitness level.
  2. Research road, trail and weather conditions.
  3. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be home.
  4. Research recreation use fees and bring cash to pay them.
  5. Bring the 10 Essentials.
For more information on planning your hike in the Columbia River Gorge, visit the Ready, Set, Gorge website.

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