A successful day hike begins long before you set foot on the trail. Careful advance preparation helps ensure comfort, fun, and safety outdoors. In this outdoor skills video, AMC experts Eboni Cooper and Mike Miccuci explain how to plan a memorable day hike, step by step.
Eboni Cooper is the New York/New Jersey outdoor programming coordinator for AMC’s Youth Opportunities Program. Based in New York City, Cooper assists in youth adventures, trip-planning support, and equipment requests.
Mike Miccuci works at the front desk of AMC’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, answering questions and giving advice to hikers, climbers, and skiers looking to explore the White Mountain National Forest.
This video is based on how-to instruction from AMC’s Mountain Skills Manual, by Christian Bisson and Jamie Hannon, and was filmed, edited, and produced by Timber & Frame Media, with production assistance from AMC Outdoors’ managing editor, Ryan Smith.