4 Tips for Spring Hiking

Chances are if you've been cooped up all winter long muddy trails and unpredictable weather conditions aren't going to keep you from heading out on a spring hike. Last week we discussed a little bit about protecting the trails while hiking during muddy, spring-like conditions. Today we're going to share a few tips for hiking during the spring. Bring gaiters and wear a good pair of boots. Have you ever been hiking and started at the base of the mountain where the trails were dry just to get a few miles up the trail to have the trail turn into a…

How to Prevent Trail Damage During the Mud Months

It's spring in the Rockies. This means that within a 24 hour period we can go from snow to sunshine to rain. It's also what my Dad calls the "mud months" when you're not sure if you should hike, snowshoe, ski or try to do all 3 based off of the trail conditions. Regardless of the weather, during the mud months it's important to try to take care of the trails and prevent unnecessary damage and erosion. Here are a few tips: Stay on the trails. Don't walk (or ride if you're mountain biking) around mud puddles on the trails.…