We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.
Henry David Thoreau
hikeSafe, along with the Hiker Responsibiity Code, was developed as a joint program between the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) and the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (NHF&G) to create and develop a Mountain Safety Education Program - the first of its kind - for New Hampshire.
From the beginning, we've believed that this program can work anywhere in the U.S.—and we want to share it. If you have questions about how to use hikeSafe in your area, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In developing and promoting hikeSafe in New Hampshire and the White Mountains, we have developed relationships with organizations/partners that we support and continue to have a relationship with. These organizations have rallied under the hikeSafe program, and are working to ensure that hikers are equipped with the gear, knowledge and experience they need to have a safe journey into the wilderness.
hikeSafe Throughout the U.S.
The goal has long been to expand the program beyond New Hampshire and turn hikeSafe into a nationwide campaign for hiker safety and awareness.
Through Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with cooperators, hikeSafe has been promoted:
We welcome inquiries from organizations and agencies that wish to utilize the hikeSafe logo, program information and materials to improve public safety by helping hikers and outdoor enthusiasts become more aware of their responsibility for their own personal safety. If your organization is interested in becoming a cooperator or sponsor, please contact: Marianne Leberman, Recreation and Wilderness Program Leader, White Mountain National Forest, 71 White Mountain Drive, Campton, NH 03223. 603-536-6236. email@example.com
Please note: New Hampshire Fish & Game is the owner of the hikeSafe logo and program and has received trademark and copyright protection.