Hiking Preparation and Precautions Post 3

Fall

Similar precautions given for spring hiking relate to fall hiking as well. Weather changes from warm to cold and brings sudden events such as heavy rain or even snow. Fog might occur, causing a loss of direction and orientation. In that case, a compass and detailed map are needed as well as constant awareness of your surroundings. Again, layered clothing is important for comfort and body temperature regulation. Water-resistant boots are always desirable, but even more in spring and fall.

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