A few thought on hiking in winter
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David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
A few thought on hiking in winter on 11/18/2011 08:18:47 MST Print View

http://bedrockandparadox.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/on-hiking-in-winter/


There are more of course, but it seems like some folks need a place to start.

As with many things backcountry, the how is more important than the what.

Gabe Joyes
(gabe_joyes) - F

Locale: Lander, WY
thanks on 11/18/2011 10:30:57 MST Print View

Nice piece of writing as usual David. Enjoy the Flathead area winter; it is a lovely time to be there.

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Good Ideas on 11/18/2011 10:35:29 MST Print View

Good thoughts David thanks for posting.

David Chenault
(DaveC) - BPL Staff - F

Locale: Crown of the Continent
winter clothing on 11/18/2011 23:16:48 MST Print View

Stuck up another post on winter clothing systems. No easy answers I'm afraid.

It just makes me sad that so many people hang up their overnight gear over the winter. The learning curve is a bit steeper, but hiking in winter really isn't as hard (or cold!) as most folks imagine.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: hiking in winter on 11/19/2011 04:41:41 MST Print View

Thanks for the great posts. These would make a good addition to the BPL article library for those starting to explore the winter backcountry.

Seeing the first snow flakes starting to fall in lower Michigan this week has me as excited as a kid at Christmas for what should be an epic winter hiking season.

Eric Swab
(ericswab) - M

Locale: Rockies
A few thought on hiking in winter on 11/21/2011 19:40:15 MST Print View

Thanks for your insights Dave, just did first winter trip this past weekend, maybe best trip ever! It snowed the night before and all day on the hike in, absolutely majestic being out there breaking trail, couldn't believe all the animal tracks.

The only bad thing to happen was the camera batteries died early in the trip. Glad I made the jump from winter day hiker to winter backpacker, can't wait to get out again.

USA Duane Hall
(hikerduane) - F

Locale: Extreme northern Sierra Nevada
Lovely! on 11/21/2011 21:09:56 MST Print View

Bping in the snow, lovely isn't it? If you like more solitude, less people out then too. I've already done one snowcamping bp trip so far this new season and my first ever car camping trip in the snow this year. Set to go on at least one bp trip every month again this year, after going less last year. I should be in the snow again this coming Thanksgiving weekend, another solo trip.
Duane