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  Hiking in Maine:

What to wear when you hike in Maine:

Having the right type of clothing can make your hiking trip in Maine very enjoyable. Many of you will visit the coast and the moutains and foothills of our fine state and it is always important to be well prepared for your adventure in Maine.

Each Person Should Have

  • Two Full Sets of Dry/Warm Clothes
  • Shorts and T- Shirts
  • Rain Jacket and Pants
  • Light Nylon Windbreaker
  • Wool Sweater or Jacket
  • Wool Hat
  • Bathing Suit (If you plan to swim)
  • Wool Gloves
  • Comfortable Hiking Shoes or Boots
  • Shoes to wear around the campsite
  • Cotton and wool socks
  • Foot powder to keep your feet dry and comfortable after a long day of walking
  • Insect Repellent, Sunscreen, and Lipscreen
  • Personel Hygeine Items
  • Brimmed Hat or Visor

Try to bring clothing that will keep you warm even it gets wet. Wool, polypropylene, and pile works well for that. It also helps to dress in layers. Remember the summits of Maine's hills and mountains can be cooler than the trailheads.

Be sure you use a pair of boots or shoes that are comfortable and have been "broken in". It reduces the risk of blisters.

Always keep your eye to the weather and have your rain gear handy. "If you don't like the weather wait a minute"

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