1: 6 Common Hiking Mistakes Avoid these errors on the trail to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

2: Not Checking the Weather Always check the forecast before heading out to avoid getting caught in unexpected storms.

3: Overpacking Pack light to prevent unnecessary strain on your body during the hike.

4: Ignoring Trail Signs Follow trail markers to avoid getting lost and stay on the designated path.

5: Not Bringing Enough Water Stay hydrated by bringing an adequate amount of water for the duration of your hike.

6: Pushing Your Limits Know your physical abilities and choose a hike that matches your fitness level.

7: Not Informing Someone of Your Plans Tell a friend or family member about your hiking plans in case of emergency.

8: Ignoring Basic Safety Precautions Carry a first aid kit and know basic wilderness safety tips before hitting the trail.

9: Not Packing Out Your Trash Leave no trace by properly disposing of your waste and following the "pack it in, pack it out" rule.

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