Fall is coming around the corner and that means that hiking season is here too. Fall hiking is a great activity in terms of fun and exercise. However, there are some tips that any fall hiker must follow to ensure a great experience.
Bring Your Camera
Fall hiking means beautiful scenery when the trees change colors. Most trails go deep into woods where the trees surround the path which means that the light glows different colors such as yellow and orange. Also, when the trail ends on top of a mountain, you will see a wonderful scenery where the trees have changed colors. You should not miss a chance to take a wonderful picture to remember the day and what you saw. Remember, a picture says a thousand words.
Yes you will start to get sweaty as you start to hike but in the beginning you will feel cold. Fall is when the weather starts to cool up and if you start to hike early in the morning when the sun isn’t fully up yet, then you will feel the chill which may severely hamper your hiking experience. Wearing layers means when you start to sweat you can start to take some of the layers and feel more comfortable again.
Don’t Walk Too Fast
Since there are leaves on the ground due to the changing weather, moving too fast creates a lot of noise. This might scare off any animals that you may want to spot. The leaves will create a crunching that is very loud for animals due to their increased ability to hear. If your motivation is to look at some wild animals then this is a must for you.
These are some essential tips for any fall hiker. Following these tips will ensure a great fall hiking experience for you. Have fun!