Posted by Jeff on Dec 5th, 2020 @ 6:34 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last change: December 4th, 2020
In freezing temperatures and even when there is restlessness, people don’t have to scurry inside, as a little preparation can make a big contribution to enjoying nature all year round.
“I hibernated all winter because I was so convinced there was no way I could really enjoy the winter adventure,” said Kristy Matheson. “I came to Dayton Hikers in winter so one of my first hikes was in a foot of snow. To my great surprise, I enjoyed it very much and winter hiking has now become one of my favorite pastimes. “
With COVID case numbers a major concern, fitness outdoors continues to be one of the safest ways to stay active – not to mention having fun.
“At this time of year I like to go out and go on a hike or bike ride in cooler weather,” said Jordan Hart, specialist in outdoor recreational programs at Five Rivers MetroParks. Motivation and preparation are key.
“The hardest part of cold weather hiking is getting off the couch and getting to the trailhead,” said Andy Niekamp of the Dayton Hikers. “It takes motivation to leave a warm house on a cold day. But once you are in the park, you will find that cold weather hiking can be very enjoyable and nature can be very beautiful. But it is important to be prepared. “
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