Bulletin from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:
Fall is a beautiful time to hike but remember...
⌚️ It gets dark earlier in the day, plan accordingly (and pack a flashlight just in case!)
🧤 Dress in layers + be prepared for cold weather
❄️ Know conditions will vary across the state and at different elevations
🗺 Always tell someone you are not hiking with where you are going and when you plan to return
🤝 Respect private landowners + stay on marked trails
️📵 Be prepared for no cell phone service.
🎒 Pack essential items - you should always be prepared to spend a night in the woods should anything happen (water, high-protein snacks, and a fire starter are just a few items to pack)
🌲 Share the woods with fellow hikers, anglers, hunters, wildlife watchers, trappers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Wear blaze orange!
✔️ Have a plan B if your destination's parking lot is full
👣 Keep it clean and be prepared for no restrooms
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