Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
According an article posted on Monday April 29 by Fox 28, this past weekend one man was killed and a woman was injured in separate hiking accidents but both at Ohio's Hocking Hills State Park. With the weather warming up and hikers of all experience levels hitting the trails, Ohio attorney Charles Boyk discussed hiking safety and released his top safety tips for hikers so that all out there on the trail could prevent accidents. Below are Chuck's top tips for all hikers:
1. Be prepared. Make sure that your boots are comfortable and you are wearing the proper clothing and a hiking pole or walking stick can help you. Also, do not over pack as it will weigh you down, but do travel with a first aid kit and the proper emergency equipment and a hiking pole or walking stick can help you maintain your footing.
2. Be aware of the conditions before you go. Check the weather to make sure it is favorable for hiking.
3. Stick to the trail. Many times hiking accidents happen when people try to venture off of the trail. This area is likely much more dangerous. This is also helpful because getting off the trail can also mean getting lost.
4. Know you and your group's limits. Many times people get carried away and do not realize what they are getting themselves into. Make sure that you and your group are able to complete the hike. Communication is key.
To read the full story, got to this website: http://www.myfox28columbus.com/shared/news/features/top-stories/stories/wsyx_hiking-accidents-hocking-hills-state-park-result-injury-death-23483.shtml