The Black Hills Forest Service Has Some Safety Tips Ahead of Hiking Season

Cecilia Lepa from the Forest Service recently shared essential safety tips for the upcoming hiking season on Good Morning KOTA. She emphasized the importance of packing extra food, water, and sun protection gear like sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen. Additionally, carrying bug repellent and a basic first aid kit is highly recommended.

In particular, Cecilia highlighted the significance of bringing a map, especially emphasizing the benefits of digital maps. She recommended using the Avenza Maps App, which offers free, georeferenced maps of the Black Hills National Forest. For more detailed insights and safety guidelines, you can watch the full interview here before embarking on your hiking adventures.

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