6 things you need in your pack for Colorado hiking trips in the fall

There’s more than a touch ‘o fall in the air as we slide toward winter and prepare own packs accordingly. Temperatures swing wildly as you walk into the woods in Colorado in October and November, and now being ready means having a couple of essential items on hand in any respect times.

1. Shell: The first thing at the very top of your pack should be a lightweight shell for protection against rain, cold and wind. The unisex Cotopaxi Teca Windbreaker ($80), manufactured from repurposed polyester taffeta with a DWR finish and a rear panel port, is among the many possible perfect choices. It comes in total – and half-zip styles and has an interior chest pocket which doubles as a stuff sack.

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2. Hat: For the mind, this Esker hat ($45) is made from fine-knit, lightweight, pure yak wool technical material. It’therefore thinner than a ski hat, warm, and breathes and wicks as well as any purely technical fabric on the market.

3. Traction: Kahtoola MICROspikes ($69.95) are all made of stainless steel spikes and also welded chains. They cancel out icy or snowy paths, opening up a world of fall-flavored paths to explore. They slide onto any boot or shoe and can be the difference between an epic and epically gloomy moment.

4. Quilt: Outdoor blankets are all the rage nowadays, for wrapping up when you get chilly, or throwing on the floor as it’s time to break or snack. Rumpl’s Down Puffy Blanket ($159) packs down pretty little in its own compression bag and weighs just a pound. It’s a DWR ripstop nylon shell full of water-repellent, 600-fill duck down.

5. Binocs: The Maven C.two Binocular ($200) is not just for birders, but also for anyone who’s curious about the land around them. They fit perfectly in almost any side or breast pocket (4.6 inches by 4.5 inches, weighs below 13 oz ) and have a watertight, fog-proof, and also scratch-resistant lens coatings and dielectric-coated Schmidt-Pechan prism system.

6. Schedule App: An essential application for hunters, hikers and campers alike, put in the onX mapping program to your mobile ($30 per condition per year or $100 per year for all 50 states) for access to plenty of mapping information. Coupled with your smart phone ’s GPS, onX tracks your progress even without mobile reception. You can customize it into include jungle areas, national forests, paths, streams and more.

Expert advice:

Melanie Radzicki McManus, author of “Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail,” has recently hiked thousands of kilometers. She says, “My top item. Theyrsquo;re great at keeping you warm, however aren’t bulky like a jacket. In case the day begins chilly and warms up, you just roll them down into your wrists or eliminate themtheyrsquo;re lightweight and packable. You’re able to set them back on later if it melts down. ”

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