Hiking Preparation and Precautions Post 2

Spring

While spring weather is invited and enjoyed by many, the hiker needs to be aware of its sometimes hidden dangers. Layered clothing is even more important due to temperature changes during the day. Also, changes in weather are more frequent and extreme. The frozen ground melts and produces an abundance of moisture to surrounding elements such as rocks. Thus, each step needs attention, especially downhill. There is a greater chance for rain during this season, so carrying rain gear is especially necessary.

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