Essential Gear for Waterfall Hiking

Hiking Safety

When you are hiking in the mountains, and especially when you are hiking around water in the mountains, it pays to be prepared. Weather can change suddenly at high elevations and wet clothes mixed with cold weather can be a dangerous combination. If you find yourself in this situation, stay moving to keep warm and get to your car as quickly as you can. And always carry a few emergency items to help you stay warm and dry.

Here is a list of gear I take on every hike, with links to help you get the right things. I don't get kickbacks through these links, I just want to make sure you get the good stuff so I try to be specific.

The main goals are:

These things stay in my pack at all times so there is no danger of forgetting them. If you think of something I have missed, let me know at my Facebook page.