Trekking in the snow and the and the cold
Trekking in the snow and the and the coldWhen preparing for a hike, every extra gram in the backpack counts, Especially for me, because my cameras to shoot and take photographs, with batteries and different lens, have a total weight consequently. Avoid overloading yourself, while being able to adapt your outfit according to weather changes.
By judiciously superimposing your clothes, the hike remains pleasant even when the temperature drops and the wind rises to the top of the mountains. The base layer wicks away perspiration, while the intermediate layer keeps you warm under your waterproof windproof jacket as an outer layer.
This is especially important during hiking in colder weather conditions, as temperatures can vary at the bottom of the trail and on the top of the mountain. Having a variety of insulating clothing will help you regulate your body temperature and stay comfortable. I like to wear a layer of long underwear, a light jacket or a soft jacket and waterproof pants. I keep an insulated jacket, fleece pants and a jacket and waterproof pants in my pack in case of bad weather.
Always wear thick socks in winter, since your toes are the first place where you will feel the cold. It is also a good idea to have two layers of gloves or mitts, one for insulation and the other for waterproofing.
In addition to the basic hiking equipment, I always have a trail map, a first aid kit, a compass, a pocket knife or a multi-tool tool, hand warming packs and a spotlight.
I invest in good gear. I think there are some basic items that every winter hiker should be prepared to buy. Most avid winter hikers invest in the following items: crampons or snowshoes, waterproof pants and jacket, knee-high gaiters, waterproof boots, an insulated jacket, a lightweight backpack, hiking poles, a camp stove, hats/gloves, and goggles or wrap-around sunglasses. While it’s tempting to take the cheap route and get sub-par gear, I recommend looking for end-of-season sales and coupons instead.