I’m not sure why I haven’t done more hiking in the winter. Perhaps I’ll give it a shot this winter.
“When there’s snow on the ground, I like to pretend I’m walking on clouds”
Winter doesn’t seem like an ideal time to get exercise, right? The ground is slippery, the air is chilly, and all the snow is falling off the branches and inside your jacket. Well, I can agree that it’s not as easy to step outside, but with a few additions to your gear, you’ll be crestfallen on the days you can’t head outside!
Here are some general tips for hiking in winter :
- Start the hike early to avoid hiking back in the dark (since days are shorter)
- Measure your pace. It typically takes longer to hike in the winter, due to obstacles such as ice and snow, so plan accordingly.
- Have a paper map. It is easy to lose track of the trail, and you shouldn’t rely on your phone.
- Bring more food and…
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