Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) October 3, 2006
Mountain vistas, colorful valleys and vibrant foliage can make a picturesque backdrop for an autumn hike. In order to prevent injury and a disappointing outing, both beginning and seasoned hikers need to be as prepared as possible before trekking out into the wilderness. AP9 Passport to Fun, a leading entertainment discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, reminds hikers to pack the essentials and plan their day for an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
AP9 PassportToFun members enjoy significant savings of up to 20% at major entertainment retail and super stores, national movie theater chains, and nationally-known restaurants when they log on to DealPass.com. Saving is easy and convenient so that members can spend more time exploring the great outdoors.
Before setting out, AP9 PassportToFun recommends these tips for both novice and veteran hikers.
--Plan the hike ahead of time. Collect necessary maps, pack a compass, check the weather conditions and let someone know the departure and arrival times and the location of the hike.
--Don’t hike alone, particularly on challenging expeditions. All hikers should keep identification and emergency contact information on them at all times.
--Check all gear before leaving home.
--Hiking boots are the most appropriate footwear no matter how easy or difficult the trek. They prevent ankle injuries and keep feet dry. Some hikers prefer to wear two pairs of socks to prevent blisters; be sure to try on boots with the right socks to ensure a proper and comfortable fit.
--Pack plenty of water and snacks to maintain energy and alertness.
--A first-aid kit is a must. Remember to pack any relevant seasonal supplies like sunscreen and bug repellent or instant heat packs.
--Dress in appropriate clothing. Layers are best for cooler hikes. Moisture-wicking fabrics are preferred for both warm and cold weather adventures.
--Check with park rangers upon arrival for information on trail conditions, park closure times and weather forecast. Always stay on the trail.
--Remember to drink water and stretch before hiking. Start out slow and gradually increase pace and distance. The slowest hiker in the group should set the pace and determine the difficulty of the hike.
All hikers should use common sense and practice caution while hitting those trails and taking in the scenery. And members can look forward to other outings and entertainment when they return after a day in the woods by receiving their exclusive savings through AP9 Passport to Fun.
About AP9 Passport to Fun
AP9 Passport to Fun is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 PassportToFun.