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HIKE SMARTER IN WIN­TER Learn to stay comfy in the cold with tips from Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter, the first thru-hik­ers to com­plete the PCT in win­ter.

Get prepped for win­ter with tips on stay­ing fu­eled, freeze-proof­ing your gear, and pre­vent­ing cold in­juries. Plus: Train for big-load hikes, learn to bikepack, and ace your next camp chili cook-off.


Move­ment is warmth: Keep wa­ter and snacks handy to limit stops, like th­ese hik­ers in Rocky Moun­tain Na­tional Park, CO.

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