Ah, here it comes. That fresh, crisp fall air. The calming cool that brings with it the beautiful changing leaves and color. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to hike. You stay nice and cool during the day, and those falling leaves begin to slowly open up new vistas for the … More Dressing for Winter Hiking. Layering explained.
**A newer 2014 version of this post is available here ** Everyone packs their bags differently, and everyone has different definitions of what’s needed and not needed on the trail. This is a detailed list of what I normally carry on an 2-3 day backpacking trip. REI Flash 62 Backpack Big Agnes Copper Spur … More What’s in my Backpack? (Summer Edition, 2012)
It’s no secret that the temperatures high up in the mountains will be lower than that in the valleys. Have you ever set off on a warm summer hike to find the temps at the peak in the 50’s or worse? Avoid these surprises by knowing how to calculate the temperature loss as you climb. … More Calculate temperature change with elevation
My hands get numb just thinking about it. Winter Camping is one of those things that falls somewhere between miserable and utterly enjoyable. Which side of the see saw it leans towards often relies on the knowledge you take with you when you hit the back country. Here are some tips to make sure your winter camping … More Winter Camping tips. Comfort, Utility, and More.
Hiking and backpacking in the winter requires a lot of considerations, and a top priority should be nutrition. Nutrition is always important, but the winter adds additional needs that you may not be away of. You’ll be packing more weight which burns more calories. On top of that, your body will be working constantly to stay … More Winter Nutrition when Hiking and Backpacking