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 was developed as a joint program between The White Mountain National Forest and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to create and develop a Mountain Safety Education Program - the first of its kind - for New Hampshire.
The program was designed to educate those hiking throughout New Hampshire about the steps they must take in order to be prepared before entering the forest. This is the first campaign focusing on hiker safety to target, on a grand scale, campground users, summer camps and group leaders, as well as day hikers and backpackers. The project was launched in May of 2003, and plans are in the works to expand the program beyond New Hampshire and turn hikeSafe into a nationwide campaign for hiker safety and awareness.
The New Hampshire Fish & Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife, and marine resources, working in partnership with the public to:
Below are some organizations/partners 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.