Hiking Safely in Hawai’i Tip: Stay on TrailPosted on Oct 28, 2013
Hiking in Hawai’i provides you with healthy fun and the opportunity to experience the rare beauty found in the islands. When hiking, stay on the trail. Most accidents happen when hikers leave the established trail and disregard warning signs. Staying on the trail greatly reduces your chances of having a serious fall or getting lost. Hawaiian forests are not like mainland forests – the growth is very dense, and it is easy to become disoriented. Thick overgrowth can mask dangerously steep drop-offs. Thin, sharp lava rock can crack beneath your weight above deep holes or lava tubes. In the event of an emergency, professionals will face greater danger and will have a harder time locating you.
Learn more about Hawaii’s trails by visiting: http://hawaiitrails.org