Fall Hiking Tips for the Wild Outdoor Woman

Autumn has begun to set upon us turning the outdoors into a new world. Leaves are shedding their greens for hues of golds and reds. Slowly they’ll fall to the ground and temperatures will begin to drop. Fortunately, this does not signal the end of hiking season. Fall is my favorite time of year to grab the camera and head for the hills, or the desert. Here are a few tips to make the trip even more enjoyable.

* Layers are a must! Cooler mornings still lead to warm afternoons. It is important to stay comfortable. By using a polypro, fleece, and rain shell you’ll be doing fine!

* An early start will let you get the most out of your day. Sunset creeps up on us much sooner this time of year.

* Be prepared, have proper gear. Rain, snow, heat, Mother Nature can throw anything at you.

* Sun screen and sunglasses are still important, any time of year. Just because you’re not hot doesn’t mean the sun isn’t shining down on you.

* Snacks are a must! Trailmix, jerky, whatever your favorite, keeping up your energy makes for a longer hike. This includes staying hydrated.

* Be spontaneous! Nothing is better than a spur of the moment jaunt outdoors.

* Be respectful, as always, of where you’re traveling.

* Bring a friend. Lone hiking is wonderful, but sharing it can be just as joyous.

There are many other things you can do to make your outdoor adventure more enjoyable. These will help you get on your way.

6 thoughts on “Fall Hiking Tips for the Wild Outdoor Woman

  1. Really great collection of tips! Great post. My favorite – Be Spontaneous. 🙂

    You have a very nice blog here. I’m looking forward to you updates.

  2. What a concidence because I was surfing around for more information on this topic this morning when I came upon your really useful post…thanks a million for writing this. I will definitely be checking up on your blog and coming back for more.BTW since when have you been blogging?

  3. Hi, and thanks for visiting. I’m glad you enjoyed Fall Hiking Tips. I’ve been blogging for several years but have only been active with Suniechick since 2008. hope to see you again soon.
    ~In peace

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