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Why Winter Hike?
Try These Reasons!

Winter hiking is a fantastic way to get outdoors when the cold weather hits. Use these winter hiking tips and 8 great reasons for a winter hike.

A lot of people ask me: Why winter hike?

My reply?

Why not!!

Winter hiking demands more from your body.

It requires a lot more preparation with your gear, your clothing, and your attitude.

But the rewards are huge.

Not sure what I mean?

Here are 8 great things to love about winter hiking, in no particular order.

I'll also share some tips to make your winter outdoor adventures safe and enjoyable.


Why winter hike,
in 8 part harmony

Winter hiking on snow means you can sail over the rocks, debris piles and even the tops of trees! Need more reasons for a winter hike?

While it's true that you can sail over rock piles covered by snow, you're going to have to rely upon your navigation skills.

Get some insight into staying safe and un-lost here.


Winter hiking means wearing fun toe socks! It's just one reason for taking a winter hike.

To decide if these socks are for you, read a review of them here.


Want to burn more calories? Take a winter hike. For more great reasons to hike in the winter, visit Hiking For Her.

Why winter hike?

To burn some calories!

And to enjoy an extra dose of hiking chocolate.


Winter hiking gives you peace and quiet. Lots more reasons to hike a winter trail!

Solitude.

Silence.

Serenity.

Solo hikers know what I'm talkin' about. Experience it for yourself on a winter hike!


Yummy tree icicles! Just one of the reasons for taking a winter hike.

Seriously? You need to stay hydrated even when you don't feel thirsty.

Read about ways to do that here.


Winter hiking safety tip: Don't wake up the bears! Lots more tips for a winter hike at Hiking For Her.

Being bear aware is necessary at other times of the year, though.

Need some tips for hiking in bear country? Right here!


Solitude on a winter hike is likely. Need more reasons for winter hiking?

Be sure your weather window for safe winter hiking is a good one!

Or you'll wish you were on the couch napping, too.


Get in shape for summer hiking by taking a winter hike. Need more reasons for winter hiking? Here they are!

Pre-hike conditioning and strength training is always a great idea, especially if you plan to tackle a long trail next season.

Here are some tips to get you started.


That's it! My 8 reasons why winter hike adventures are just as much fun as summer hike adventures!

I hope at least one of them will resonate with you.

And if you're a "summer only" hiker, perhaps you will be tempted to get out there and give winter hiking a try.


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why winter hike?

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Winter hiking tips for you

Need some tips for getting yourself ready for a winter hike?

After reading all of that great information, you'll be ready with your own answer when people ask, right?


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