May 12, 2023
Public Lands, Shoppers' World
1 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA, USA
Framingham, MA 01702
Be Safe in the White Mountains: Hike Safe Program
Friday, May 12, 2023
The White Mountain National Forest of New Hampshire is one the most popular recreation areas in New England. Every year many visitors to the WMNF have emergencies requiring search and rescue responses. Many of these emergencies can be prevented by being prepared and knowing the Hike Safe Responsibility Code.
John Marunowski, volunteer coordinator with U.S. Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest, will discuss the Hike Safe program including, the ten essentials, trip planning for the WMNF, how stay found, and Q&A as well.
Hike Safe is a joint program between the White Mountain National Forest and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to create and develop a Mountain Safety Education Program–the first of its kind–for New Hampshire. The program was designed to educate those hiking throughout New Hampshire about the steps they must take in order to be prepared before hiking.