7 Essential Rules for Winter Hiking

While you might have a few more challenges than you would during the warmer months of the year, hiking during the winter can be just as fun and an excellent way to stay in shape year-round–as long as you take the proper precautions, that is.

Follow these seven basic rules for winter hiking to stay safe out on the trail when the temperatures drop.

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Marc Lindsay

Marc writes gear reviews, training, and injury prevention articles for Active.com. He is also a contributor to LAVA Magazine, Competitor Magazine, and Gear Patrol.com. He is a certified Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) and earned his M.A. in Writing from Portland State University. Marc resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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