Four hiking seasons we hike in
8/21/2015 | Sheryl McGlochlin

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• Winter (December 1 - Feb 29): Snowshoeing, Downtown night walks, evening hikes on paved trails, hiking w/ spikes, (this requires wearing micro spikes on packed snow or ice trails).  Need snowshoes or spikes? Let me know. I sell and/or rent them. 

• Spring (March 1 - June 30): Hiking to waterfalls, transitioning from wetter to drier terrain and weather, generally going from lower altitude and gradually climbing to high altitude as the snow melts and trail conditions dictate. 

• Summer (June 1 - Aug 31): Wild flower season, high altitude hiking (8000 - 12,000 ft. above sea level), canyon to canyon trails, loop trails, etc.

• Fall (September 1 - Nov 30): Gorgeous fall colors, transition from drier to wetter terrain and weather patterns, high altitude early in the fall then gradually dropping into lower altitude until the snow and trail conditions are right for winter hiking