Safety In The Mountains

Safety in the mountains is important all year ‘round. During the summer hiking and mountain biking around Mt. Sunapee are popular activities when you stay at Follansbee Inn. Being aware of your safety in the mountains then is very important.

Getting out away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine is refreshing and can re-energize you for when you have to return. Hearing nothing but the wind in the trees, your own breathing, the birds singing help you relax and leave the stresses of the modern world behind.

But you don’t want to be miles from help and get into trouble. There are a few things you can do to prevent many of the problems that can lead to trouble. Safety in the mountains can keep you from being a casualty.

One of the first rules of safety in the mountains is to be sure of your fitness level. Are you ready to take on the physical requirements of the activities you’re about to set out on? A lot of people overestimate their abilities and find themselves in trouble on hikes or trails they can’t handle. Remember: It’s better to turn around and return than to push yourself on to do something you know you aren’t ready for.

Another of the rules for safety in the mountains is planning. Be sure you know the route you’re going to take. Many, if not most, of the trails on Mt. Sunapee are clearly marked and easily followed. There may be times you decide to go off-trail. If you do, be sure to know where you’re going.

Having the right clothes and equipment is essential for safety in the mountains. Check the weather conditions on the day you plan to go out, but still be prepared for sudden changes in the weather. Be sure your shoes, if you’re hiking, are well broken-in and fit right for lots of walking.

Safety in the mountains is increased when you check out and check in with someone who is expecting your return. This will allow someone to spread the alarm if necessary.

These are some of the things to keep in mind to increase your safety in the mountains. Having a great place to return to after a day of mountain activities is also important. When you decide to take advantage of the Mt. Sunapee area and mountain activities, there is no better place to stay than Follansbee Inn. The ideal bed and breakfast to come home to in the Sunapee/Dartmouth region is Follansbee Inn. Call 603-027-4221. Or visit www.follansbeeinn.com. Come see us along the shores of Kezar Lake for an enjoyable and relaxing time.