Cold weather doesn’t have to put hiking on a hiatus

Temperatures are dropping, snow is in the forecast and restlessness tugs against the temptation to grab a good book and settle in by the fire. With a few exceptions, most bikes, boats and summer gear are packed away for next year.

Then the email rolls in. “Hey, who wants to do some winter hiking?”

It appears that there are two kinds of winter hiking. One involves multi-day excursions that are borderline tests of survival skills while the other is simply doing what you do in the summer but adapting to winter terrain and conditions.

To get outdoors to hike in the winter requires the same steps as doing so at any other time during the years, just more of them.

  • Preparation
  • Hiking fitness
  • Winter white
  • Hiking as therapy

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