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Headed in the Right Direction: Hiking Safety on Triad Today


On Saturday, June 18th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler Law appeared on Triad Today to talk about hiking in the Triad, provide important safety tips, and share their knowledge. David and Griff are both avid hikers and have all of the info you need to have a great day on the trail. Watch the segment:

When planning to enjoy a day filled with hiking, the most important thing you can do is to be prepared. This includes proper equipment and plans (more on that in a moment), and part of the planning is to be sure you have a trail map. While many trail maps are available online, it isn’t a bad idea to also pick up a paper copy at the park office when you get there, in case your phone runs out of batteries or you end up somewhere remote with no signal. If you are not incredibly familiar with where you are, it can be easy for even an experienced hiker to get lost and become disoriented.

There are several essentials you’ll need while hiking. Some are to be expected, such as plenty of water and a compass. Trails are not always clearly marked and having a method to find your way is critical. Wearing practical clothing and dressing in layers will help ensure that you are properly equipped no mater what weather conditions you encounter. This includes quick-drying clothing and good, sturdy shoes. You’ll also want to remember things such as bear spray, if warranted where you’re hiking. Always take a buddy with you, and be sure to let someone else know where you’re going before you leave.

Griff and David were eager to share their top hiking spots in the area. Griff and his family usually head to Uwharrie National Forest, while David enjoys Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock State Park (he even proposed there!).

Later in the episode, David Daggett also participated in the Roundtable discussion with Ogi Overman and Keith Grandberry. They talked about current news items and political issues.

We Support the Triad Community

As always, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is proud to help support efforts to make a positive impact in our local area and support our students. Our Safe Sober program and annual backpack program are just two ways we strive to serve our community. We believe in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our communities. 

About Daggett Shuler

The personal injury and disability lawyers at Daggett Shuler Law represent clients throughout North Carolina. Visit our website or call 336-724-1234 for more information or a free consultation. 


I would like to take time to thank the staff at Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law. To Megan Youngblood for helping me get my disability started; thank you so much for everything!

Olivia Winston