Name at least 6 items that a person should have when hiking in Alaska. Below is a list of items that should be in your backpack when you are in the Alaska wilderness. How many did you identify?
-sun protection, including sun screen, a cap with a visor and sun glasses
-extra clothing, including outer wear for warmth, wet-weather gear and an extra pair of socks. Wet weather is frequent and when the sun is obscured by clouds, there can be a noticeable, almost immediate drop in temperature.
-good hiking boots, preferably water-proof
-Safety apparatus, including noise-makers. The best noise makers are other people. If you notice from the pictures posted on last week’s quiz, there were no lone hikers. Dogs are good for noise, as well. Whistles, fog horns and pepper spray are also good for noise and safety.
-GPS equipment, battery-operated systems are good. You cannot rely on cell phone reception when out in the wilderness.
-And, of course, water and a camera.
This week’s quiz is associated with Alaska geography: List the following cities/towns in order from north to south: Anchorage, Seward, Homer, Fairbanks, Nenana, Ester, Nome, Wasilla, Girdwood, Juneau, Tok, Valdez, North Pole, Cantwell, Deadhorse and Delta Junction Good luck!!