Keegan Proctor 13 and his brother Connor 16 hike up Lake Twenty-Two Trail off the Mt. Loop Highway in the Darrington Ranger District.

TEENS on TRAIL - Hike Safe Contest

Education, Experience Protect Hiking Youth

Hiking is fun, but inexperienced hikers, especially teens, are most at risk for injury, even death. Teens can enter a digital media contest to help raise awareness about hiking safety and win a backpack filled with the hiking “Ten Essentials.” Youth enter by submitting a link to an entry by Sept. 30 at Washington Trails Association. The entry can be a photo, video, sound clip or animation about teens and hiking safety.

Safe Kids Snohomish County along with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service and Washington Trails Association are sponsoring the contest. Each year, 213,000 young people are treated in Emergency Departments [CDC, 2004-2005] for outdoor recreational injuries. Of those, 51.5 percent were young people between the ages of 10-14 [CDC, 2008]. Learn about hiking safety for youth at “Teens on Trail” on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and at Safe Kids Snohomish County.

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