From desert terrain to lush forests, from overnight hikes to ten minute walks...the Gorge has it all
A REMINDER FOR ANYONE CONTEMPLATING A HIKE....
Be prepared when you depart for a hike and ensure you are carrying the proper equipment including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue.
If you do become lost in the woods, preserve your body heat. Don't lie directly on the ground, make a mattress of pine boughs and/or leaves. Try to find a place out of the rain and wind, but be visible. Staying in place helps searchers locate you as they are searching the area. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention.
Be sure to keep a watch for POSION OAK. To avoid skin contact, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Immediately wash skin several times with cold water and strong soap if you think you've come in contact with it. Be sure to wash clothing separately from other items.