What to Know
A walk through the woods can be an easy, beautiful, and peaceful outing. However, winter outings of any length require preparation and understanding of basic outdoor safety. Even a short walk can introduce safety factors such as lack of cell coverage, terrain challenges, and isolation. To be prepared for a winter outing, you should know the following:
The length, terrain, and conditions (e.g., snow depth) of trail you are going to.
What gear you'll need (e.g., footwear, clothing, first aid).
How much food and water you'll need.
Being prepared is the best way to ensure a fun and safe winter outing. Want to learn more? Consult the resources below for more information.
Appalachian Mountain Club