Looking out my window this morning, I see gray clouds and a wintery-looking Phoenix.
One might think that on a day like today, a Phoenix hiker would be dying to hit the trails. It’s better to hike in the cool weather, right?
This hiker prefers hiking in the summer.
Yeah, I said it.
I’d much rather trek through the baked dirt in the disgustingly hot evenings wearing practically nothing and sweating like a maniac than hike in the cold — bundled up and clammy with snot dripping from my freezing nose.
Wow. Hiking is not very attractive.
Anyway, as a hater of the chilly outdoors, I’ve come up with a list of tips/gripes to make winter hiking tolerable: Continue reading →