Travel Safety Tips - (Page 17)
+ Give someone your itinerary and let someone
+ Carry a daypack or waistpack to keep your
know where you plan to go and when you
hands free and unencumbered while hiking.
expect to return.
Be prepared in the case of an emergency
+ Always carry a cell phone.
reception is not available from all points on
the islands, your phone is good to have in
case of an emergency.
and pack a brightly colored article of clothing
(to attract a rescuer’s attention), a whistle
(the sound travels further and lasts longer
than a voice), insect repellent and some basic
+ Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen,
a brimmed hat and long sleeves. Always wear
proper foot wear!
+ Don’t hike alone. Hike with friends and
stay together. Stay on the trail. Most accidents
happen when hikers leave the designated
+ Take water and plan on at least one quart
per person and include a simple snack as well.
Dehydration can become a serious problem.
Do not drink untreated stream or lake water.
trail and disregard warning signs.
+ Watch for signs of flash flooding: an increase
in the speed of the stream flow, a rapid rise
in stream level, a distant rumbling upstream
+ Please read and adhere to all signs, especially
and the smell of fresh earth. Be prepared to
no trespassing or kapu (which means to stay
move immediately to higher ground and
out); these warning signs take precedence
never attempt to cross the stream when the
over any information that may have been
water level is above your knees.
provided in any guide book.
+ Never experiment with unfamiliar plants as
waterfalls or follow narrow ridge lines or
gulches off the trail. Rock climbing can be
extremely dangerous. Do not jump into
rivers or stream pools. Rocks and branches
may be hidden right below the surface.
‘Akaka Falls, Hawai‘i Island
they may be poisonous.
+ For more information, please visit the
Department of Land and Natural Resources
T R AV E L S M A R T H A WA I ʻ I
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