What to wear
Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:17 PM
My wife and I are going to be bopping around Colorado from July 6-18th, ending with 4 days at RMNP. It was my wife's idea to go on a hiking trip in the mountains. At first I was not too excited, but after doing research (a lot of it on this board), I am REALLY excited. We are just a little confused as to what kind of clothing to wear while we hike. We are both physically fit, and hope to hike up some of the tougher/higher trails. Will we be ok wearing shorts and t-shirts...with maybe a pullover in our pack for when we get higher? I see that there seems to be quite a bit of snow on some of the hikes, does that mean that it will be too cold for shorts up there?
Whatever help you can all give us would be great!
Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:45 PM
Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:11 PM
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:15 PM
Make sure your fleece is a fleece and not a sweatshirt. Always pick you clothing assuming you are going to get caught in a downpour. A soaking wet sweatshirt is no fun. A soaking wet fleece becomes a dry fleece pretty quick. make sure your t-shirt is a lightweight non-cotton material.
As far as raingear goes - I learned the hard way - make sure its REAL raingear not just some nylon jacket that you think will keep you dry.
You are going to have a blast... your wife is a wise soul. Lots of people (myself included) never though of hiking as something they would really enjoy and then wham, you try it once and you're hooked. Its hard to describe why walking in the woods is so fun to someone who has never done it...
Edited by junkie, 26 June 2008 - 10:16 PM.
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