Before beginning any hike
Take into account your time available.
Have a good knowledge of the area (maps help!).
Check out the weather for the area you will be hiking in and dress appropriately. Take extra clothing and the necessary equipment (donít forget water). The time of year will help determine your needs for your trip.
Consider what the terrain is like where you're going.
Check with a local Forest Service office for information concerning trail conditions and fire restrictions. Campfire Permits are required for Trail Camps on the Angeles National Forest. Campfire Permits are free and may be obtained at any Forest Service office.
Please leave the Forest clean - dispose of your trash in trash receptacles or bring it back with you.
Keep the wildlife "wild". Please watch and enjoy from a distance!
Let family or friends know where you are going and when you expect to return.
Suggested Equipment Checklist:
Small shovel or trowel for sanitation and for clearing a campfire area.
Whistle (3 blasts is a distress signal). Please use the whistle only in an emergency!
First aid kit
Dark glasses and sunscreen lotion