Hiker safety tips for success

Last week, DNR Natural Resources Police officer Jason Bodine was able to assist five hikers to safety as night fell around them. It's a good reminder of how quickly a situation can become serious. Photo/ DNR.
Last week, DNR Natural Resources Police officer Jason Bodine was able to assist five hikers to safety as night fell around them. It’s a good reminder of how quickly a situation can become serious. Photo/ DNR.

Darkness is setting in as you start to try and orient yourself on the trail, miles away from your car. Unsure of where you are, and not prepared to spend the night outdoors, what do you do next?

As you enjoy 1,100 miles of trails on DNR-managed lands, stay safe by planning ahead. Here are some tips:

For more information about the best ways to keep your trips safe and fun, visit our recreation guide. For emergencies, dial 911.

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