Following my passion for the outdoors and 2021 #52hikechallenge goals, I am sharing with you some tips and my favorite gear for Hiking In The Winter.
Hiking In The Winter
Choose Your Trails
It’s important to choose your trails carefully to match how fit or how comfortable you are with navigating through cold, icy and sometimes snowy trails.
I use the AllTrails App to research trails and ask the members of our Hiking in New Jersey Group for suggestions. I suggest you look for a local one.
You can read other tips on how to get started here.
I recommend you start with easy trails and move towards more challenging options.
If you’re like me with no sense of direction, I also recommend you bring a hiking buddy or use a hiking app.
Winter Hiking Gear
Hiking in the winter means dressing up warmly and having the right shoes and gear to allow you to enjoy your outdoor adventure. However, those who do not hike, like cyclists who perhaps use a carbon fiber full suspension mountain bike to marvel at nature during this time, also need the proper gear to do so.
Always a good idea to add layers, so if you’re not up for wearing a sweater, or a puffy coat, definitely add a warmer shirt/pants.
Why not layer up a beautiful sweater with a great coat? Love this Landsend Combo!
The coat should be short, warm and a color that will allow you to move and be seen in case you get lost.
I have Merrel Boots on my list, but so far I’ve used my snow boots and sneakers.
Here are the boots I’m currently using, also Landsend:
They will allow you to navigate icy trails.
Above all, make sure you have fun!
Hope you’ve enjoyed my tips for hiking in the winter.
Can’t wait to hear what you think.
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