Winter snow and ice on the Pocosin Hollow trail in Shenandoah National Park
A day hike
in the winter can be a wonderful experience. Cold, brisk days. Outstanding
views you can’t see in the summer. No insects. Few visitors. Ice sculptures on
cliff faces and waterfalls.
But it also
requires careful planning so it becomes an experience to treasure and not
to dread. Winter hiking usually
Connecting the dots of a trail by way of a section hike to complete a long-distance trail is a rewarding but difficult experience.
As a section hiker, you end up basically starting from scratchevery time you
go out - with the aching muscles, blisters on tender feet not used to the
strain of hiking every day. For longer distances, and if you can manage it,
staying out there, you eventually adapt
Blissful Hiking Adventures Podcast Show Notes - Episode 3The Wonders of Hiking and Exploring our National ParksBackpacking Yellowstone in the Shoshone Geyser BasinThe national parks are the people's parks - created to protect the wide diversity of scenic beauty, flora and fauna as well as preserving these unique splendors for generations to enjoy. Established in the 1800's with the creation of
A Day in the Life of a Hiker on the Trail - and the Lesson Learned
Shared by Ryan Michael Beck
photo: Ryan Michael Beck
Yesterday was by far one of the hardest days on the trail (top 2 to be specific). Now before I go in to some details, I am not looking for encouragement and in no way plan on stopping. I just want the reader to understand that while chasing your dreams and
It’s summer and time for great hiking adventures. But it’s
also time that heat-related illness can affect you while exerting yourself in
hot and humid temperatures.
The two heat-related illnesses one needs to look out for are
heat exhaustion and sunstroke. Heat exhaustion can be managed on the trail, but
sunstroke is a life-threatening emergency where the hiker must get to a hospital.
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