Digital Media Contest about Teen Hiking Safety
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 10 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 for outdoor recreational injuries. Of those, about 51 percent were young people between the ages of 10 and 14.
Learn more about hiking safety for youth on the Teens on Trail webpage on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest website. Here you can find information about family-friendly hikes and safety tips for camping and hiking with kids.