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5 Tips For Hiking In Winter

Hiking is something that can be enjoyed all year round. However, a different approach is needed for the colder months. While you shouldn't let the winter put you off from getting outside, remember there are some extra steps needed to guard against the cold. Follow these tips for safer hiking this winter. Go Prepared There’s little point being unprepared at the best of times, but in the winter months some further groundwork is vital; as well as all the usual details, you need to think about the potential for an emergency, like getting stranded in the cold, or an abrupt change in the weather. A phone, some spare cash and a credit card in case you need to pay for...

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Pacific Crest Trail Hikes In Winter

Often compared to the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail is one of the most well-known in the States; it stretches more than 2,000 miles and passes through California Oregon and Washington. Completing the entire trail takes months, considerable resources and a high level of physical fitness. And with some treacherous ground and snow covering many aspects of the trail throughout the year, even the most hardened hiker finds it a struggle. As you’ll have guessed from the introduction, taking on the entire of the Pacific Crest Trail isn’t for amateurs, or for those who aren’t in peak physical fitness. However, as explained below, the novice hiker can still get a taste of the Pacific Crest Trail by tackling one...

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