It’s not always easy to know how to enjoy the cold winter weather when summertime makes it so easy to be outside. But being outside and enjoying nature is a good thing, no matter if it’s warm and sunny, or cold and snowy! If you’re big into the outdoors, but not sure how to enjoy the colder months of the year, you’re not alone.
There are rules and safety protocols to observe if you’re exploring unpopulated backcountry areas—regardless of whether it’s summer, spring, fall, or winter. And if you’re exploring when there’s snow on the ground, there are a few things you should have with you, including avalanche safety gear.