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Hiking in the first snow by being well equipped

Hiking in the first snow by being well equipped

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Hiking in the first snow by being well equipped

From the first snows, I was able to swap the summer boots for doubled winter boots. Nothing equals the hushed silence of the forest after a snowfall, although that day, when I started the hike, there was a storm of snow. Also some points deserve to be taken into consideration before venturing into the white beauty of winter. The winter hike is mainly distinguished in three ways compared to the rest of the year: access to trails, difficulty level and temperature.

Two aspects increase the difficulty level of hiking in winter. The first, an already hilly trail in summer can turn into a nightmare in winter conditions. As for the second aspect, it is enough to keep the shape and to adapt to the different conditions of snow. Do not forget that the winter days are much shorter. There should be plenty of time to get back to the vehicle before darkness.

I dressed using the 3 layer system including Columbia Columbia trousers and jacket that uses Omni-Heat Reflective Technology. Since 2010 Columbia has invented a technology to improve the insulation and warmth of its winter clothing. The liners are made up of thousands of metal micro-peas reflecting the heat of the human body.

Starting from the postulate that metal conducts heat, science here is almost exact. To ensure the breathability of the material, Columbia thought of using only “peas” rather than a whole tissue that would not let air pass. So with the Omni-heat Reflective technology, the lining of the products is 35% reflective and 65% breathable. I found that it works really, even for the boots.

In my backpack, I had provided the basic equipment for a hike, but also, my different cameras with replacement batteries, whose weight is not negligible. Being well equipped for hiking in the snow, it is only happiness to enjoy the landscapes and nature, even with a blizzard.

 

Going to shoot in the snowstorm -22.0 ° F feels like

Going to shoot in the snowstorm -22.0 ° F feels like

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