The Hiker’s Handbook: Weather

In the last blog, I did a quick and tidy breakdown of climate and how it factors into general planning. I compared climate to "personality" by pointing out how it's a collection of traits, tendencies, temperaments, and characteristics that remains stable over time. I then compared weather to "moods," which are day-to-day, or even moment-to-moment …

The Hiker’s Handbook

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs that will break down many of the in's and out's of hiking skills. This series will function in the spirit of the adage, "teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime," and it's my hope that I what I share over the course …

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