Winter hiking is such a joy and one of the best ways to experience the beauty of this time of year. The sun glinting off of fresh snow, quiet and near empty trails, and the thrill of sledding downhill.
I am always in such awe of the snow covered mountains — the views, the blanket of white cloaking everything, and the quiet. Few things boost my mood better than a winter hike.
Winter hiking has some unique and special challenges — please take special care. Check the conditions for your specific trail, dress in layers, and be prepared with crampons, snowshoes, and a compass. For a full list of winter gear, and safety tips, check the AMC's website.