Monday, March 8, 2010

Appalachian Trail Safety: Spring Hazards

The New Jersey/New York Trail Conference tweeted about an article on hiking the Appalachian Trail during Spring Break. The article includes several very good safety points to keep in mind during Spring:

1) Wild animals on the trail in March are hungry. Do not approach.

2) Rocks and logs hide snakes. Do not flip over or move.

3) Hollow trees may contain thousands of bees. Do not touch. Also, carry auto-injectors if allergic to bees.

4) Trail is very wet and still icy.

5) Bears are out in force. See #1 above.

6) Carry a first aid kit. If you think someone else already has one, surprise! Many hikers do not.

Read the entire article:

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