Weather special: Hiking

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July 6, 2014, 11:35 am
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New England terrain gives residents and visitors many opportunities to go hiking, whether it’s to fulfill a craving for adventure or to exercise in a fun way.

NECN meteorologist Nelly Carreno caught up with some hikers and gathered ways to be prepared for a hike.

Mike Pelchat, the manager of Mt. Washington State Park, says 152 people have passed away while on the hike over the years.

Pelchat says hypothermia is one of the leading killers because people don’t expect the high wind-chill and rise in temperature when they are past the tree line, even in the summer months.

Experts at the White Mountain National Forest say all hikers should pack a compass, map, warm clothing, extra food and water, a flashlight or headlamp, matches, first aid kit, whistle, pocket knife, and rain and wind clothing.

Here is a link to help you plan your hike and stay safe on your journey.

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