National Park Service: Junior Ranger Online - Planning for a Desert Hike

What items do you need to bring along for a safe, fun hike in the desert? Pack your bag in this activity and find out how ready you are for a desert hike.

Hiking in the desert can catch some people off guard. With extreme temperature shifts and sunny weather year round, packing well is important. In this activity, you are preparing to go on a hike for 2 hours and the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius. Look at the items below and choose what are you going to take for your hike. Try to pack light by only taking what you need.


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K-6, Middle School

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