9. Keep children near you and stay on trail.
10. Know the symptoms and treatment for heat related illnesses, for example, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
11. Beware of rattlesnakes, They do not always rattle. Assume all snakes are dangerous. Pay attention to where you step and where you place your hands. Let the snake go its way. Do not harm or handle snakes.
12 When hiking in the back country you need to be prepared for emergencies. Below is a list of items that may come in handy:
a. First aid kit (Basic items should include antiseptic, bandaids, bandages, tweezers, safety pin, moleskin.)
|d. Signal mirror
||h. Pocket knife