Wednesday, January 20, 2016
It is getting colder and we have had a bit of snow, so you may be staying indoors more. But a winter walk or hike can be invigorating.
Crowded trails are unlikely in winter. Bugs are gone. The lack of leaves makes wider views available. I happen to love a hike after a snowfall and tracking.
Of course, a winter hike needs different preparation. You need to dress in layers. You may need boots rather than those lighter "trail shoes." Maybe you're adventurous enough to do a snowshoe hike. Winter walkers might also want to use traction aids or poles.
Sounds like too much? You can still do those park and rail trail walks that you enjoyed in the warmer months with minimal prep.
Check out these Winter Hiking Tips from njHiking.com