The word “thunderstorm” focuses on the wrong threat: it is the lightning that injures or kills. From first-hand experience, the most frightening aspect of hiking or climbing is the prospect of being caught way out in an open field or way above the tree line in an electrical storm with nowhere to hide. The experience […]
What to do if you get lost or stuck on a hike? Taking certain precautions can help you avoid getting lost, and they can also help ensure you are found as quickly as possible if you do get lost.
Dogs cool themselves differently than humans. Our bodies produce sweat when we become overheated. This is a very efficient mechanism by which the human body regulates its temperature.
The snowfall in the Colorado mountains this past winter of 2018/2019 ranks in the top five seasons since records have been kept. The snow up high kept falling even into May and June, especially above 10,000 feet. For mountain hikers and climbers, that means either a late start to the hiking season or being prepared […]