We know! You’re eager to see the first snowflakes and hit the road!
But in order to stay warm and comfortable during your trekking tour, you should have your essentials with you!
You need to dress like an onion during your hiking tour, which means in layers. It’s extremely important as the temperatures can vary at the bottom of the trail and on the summit of the mountain. That’s why, having a variety of insulating clothing will help you keep your body temperature and stay comfortable.
You didn’t know? There’s nothing like a hot cocoa break to motivate you for the summit push!
Don’t forget to make some tea or cocoa and bring plenty of water, as dehydration is a common problem. A hot beverage can warm you up and provide a nice break from the hike.
Besides that, you should treat yourself with a great meal! A big burger can be a yummy treat! Don’t worry about your appearance – restaurants at the base of any big peak are used to hikers stopping off for a meal!
But because hydration and snacking are not the only winter hiking concerns, you should be aware of hiking in steep terrain, which is prone to avalanches and storms. Always check the weather before you leave, even up until the moment you walk out the door. Know the area you are going to explore.
Finally, let someone know where you’re going and keep in mind to carry all your essentials! A great outfit will keep you dry in case of precipitation and warm when you reach an exposed area.