Don’t Forget These Hiking Necessities on Your Hood River Waterfall Hike

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Hiking in Hood River is a year-round activity and you’re guaranteed to find many trails leading to some of the most amazing waterfalls you have ever seen-this is no exaggeration. Many websites give you a comprehensive list of open hikes that you can go on, but before you do, do not forget to take along the following necessities.

  • The Right Footwear

Well-fitting shoes or boots are an important part of your hike. When selecting hiking shoes, think about traction and protection first before beauty. Your hiking shoes should be able to adequately protect your feet and should also be comfortable.

  • Maps, A Compass And GPS

As easy and convenient as it is to use your GPS smartphone, please do not leave behind maps and a compass as a phone could prove unreliable for many reasons ranging from network to power. A map and compass are great backups on your trip.

  • Water

You may be headed for a waterfall, but you’ll need water on the way there. Water is an essential part of your hiking trip so please take along enough. The ideal quantity is about half a liter per hour.

  • Food

The food that you take along on your hike should be high in calories and you should also take along a few extras just in case.

  • Safety Items

Safety items like a source of light, fire, and a whistle should go along with you on your hike. They will help light your way and map or start an emergency fire to get you rescued if need be.

  • A First Aid Kit

Take along some supplies that can help with an illness, allergies or injuries if they happen.

  • A Multi-Tool

A multi-tool can help with gear repairs and first aid on your hike if they occur.

  • Sun Protection

No matter what season you choose to do your hike in, sun protection like sunscreen, sunglasses and sun-protective clothing should always go with you on a hike.

  • Shelter

Take along something that can serve as a good cover if you get stranded or are injured like a space blanket.

  • A Trash Bag

A trash bag is your way to contribute towards saving the planet by keeping your trash with you until you can properly dispose of it.

Now that we’ve outlined the things to take on your trip, you can visit either the Wahclella Falls which is a great trail for the hikers of all ages or the Dry Creek Falls. Wahclella Falls is accessible through a 2.0-mile out and back hike, while Dry Creek Falls is an 8.6-mile round-trip hike.

After an amazing day, hang up your hiking boots and end the day with a relaxing spa and massage session. We’re of course talking about Spa Remedease in Hood River. Both locals and vacationists can attest to how great their experience at our spa was. Go right ahead and book that appointment; it’s a decision you’ll be glad you made.

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