5 Sparkling Winter Hiking Spots


2018 Winter Hiking Gear List | What Is In My Winter Hiking Backpack

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EXPLORING and HIKING in the Norwegian wilderness during winter

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5 days Winter Hiking in Oulanka National Park (Finland)

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Seneca Creek Snowstorm 4K | Winter Blizzard Camping & Hiking in West Virginia

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6 (Not So Obvious) Winter Hiking Essentials

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5 winter hiking and camping tips to keep you warm

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Five Things I Take On Every Winter Hike | My 5 Winter Hiking Essentials

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GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, TENNESSEE. Gorgeous year-round, there are several trails in the park worth hiking in winter where you can enjoy views of snow-sprinkled evergreens and frozen waterfalls. The Alum Cave Trail gets a makeover once the mercury dips; its famed bluff view sports long, sparkling icicles. 5 Amazing Winter Hikes to Take Right Now!

Winter’s here, but that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your hiking boots. Grab some warm clothing and try one of these amazing hikes where you’ll enjoy breathtaking scenery and likely have the trail all to yourself. The 12 Best Hiking Destinations for Winter.

If you’re operating on a three-season schedule, you’re missing out. Here are a dozen reasons to keep your boots at the ready. Author: Olivia Dwyer Updated: Oct 21, 2019 Original: Oct 28, 2017. What makes winter such a great time to hike? For one, mosquitoes and other bugs are nowhere to be found.

The crowds are nonexistent. Cooler. Hiking is a year-round activity in the West, and some places are at their quiet, uncrowded best in winter Nicole Clausing – December 19, 2018 | Updated January 31, 2020 Winter drives away everything that could be unpleasant about hiking and amplifies the good.

Some of the best hikes to try in the winter are Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, Mirror Lake and sections of Mist Trail. Additionally, the Yosemite Valley has a functioning ice rink in the winter. Chris Bennett/Getty Images. New Hampshire is home to 48 mountains taller than 4000-feet, and all of them are open throughout the winter.

One of the absolute best is the 4803-foot Mount Moosilauke, which on a clear day offers great views of the surrounding countryside all the way to Vermont.Take the lesser-traveled Glenncliff Trail to the summit and you’ll even climb up above the treeline along. Great Winter Hikes. Celebrate winter’s frozen splendor in New York State! Hundreds of hiking trails on state lands take cross-country skiers, snowshoers and those seeking the sublime silence of walking through pristine winter woods past breathtaking scenery. Check DEC’s hiking safety tips and head out to some of our favorite spots described.

#5 in Best Places to Hike in North America Even for seasoned hikers, the combination of this Arizona national park’s immense size and its unique climate make for an unforgettable adventure. Featuring multiple waterfalls and epic vistas, the country’s best hiking trails come alive in spring. 10 Best Spring Hikes in the U.S. – Fodors Travel Guide Go.

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The summit offers spectacular views of the Never Summer Wilderness, Parika Lake, Kawuneeche Valley, Lake Granby, Winter Park Ski Area, Longs Peak, Trail Ridge Road, and the Mummy Range.

“Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide” by Lisa Foster
from Rocky Mountain National Park: The Complete Hiking Guide
by Lisa Foster
Westcliffe Publishers, 2005

6 Glacier National Park Photographing untamed natural splendor on Going-to-the-Sun Road.

“Lonely Planet Western USA” by Lonely Planet, Hugh McNaughtan, Brett Atkinson, Greg Benchwick, Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Cristian Bonetto, Celeste Brash, Nate Cavalieri, Michael Grosberg, Carolyn McCarthy, Becky Ohlsen, Christopher Pitts, Josephine Quintero, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Helena Smith, John A Vlahides, Benedict Walker, Loren Bell, Ashley Harrell, Jade Bremner, Liza Prado
from Lonely Planet Western USA
by Lonely Planet, Hugh McNaughtan, et. al.
Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018

The most famous of the walks is the four-hundred-kilometre Alpine Trail, which begins in Baw Baw National Park, near Walhalla in Gippsland, and follows the ridges all the way to Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

“The Rough Guide to Australia” by Margo Daly
from The Rough Guide to Australia
by Margo Daly
Rough Guides, 2003

| Rocky Mountain National Park | Trailhead: at Bear Lake, off Bear Lake Rd., 8 miles southwest of the Moraine Park Visitor Center.

“Fodor's The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West” by Fodor's Travel Guides
from Fodor’s The Complete Guide to the National Parks of the West
by Fodor’s Travel Guides
Fodor’s Travel, 2016

See Osceola Peak, Mount Lago, and Mount Carru Cashmere Mountain Cat Peak

“Washington Scrambles: Best Nontechnical Ascents” by Peggy Goldman
from Washington Scrambles: Best Nontechnical Ascents
by Peggy Goldman
Mountaineers Books, 2014

Beyond an interpretive walk and talk, discover the lesser-traveled paths of Grand Teton National Park and surrounding area, exploring the habitats and habits of species such as the bison, elk, bear, and even the elusive alpine pica.

“Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals” by Susan Kay Jacobson
from Communication Skills for Conservation Professionals
by Susan Kay Jacobson
Island Press, 2009

3 Dimosari Gorge Hiking this lush spot in south Evia, then cooling off in the sea near trail’s end.

“Lonely Planet Greece” by Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, Kate Armstrong, Alexis Averbuck, Michael S Clark, Anna Kaminski, Vesna Maric, Craig McLachlan, Zora O'Neill, Leonid Ragozin, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Helena Smith, Richard Waters, Greg Ward
from Lonely Planet Greece
by Lonely Planet, Korina Miller, et. al.
Lonely Planet Global Limited, 2018

3.Hiking New South Wales Yarrangobilly River Valley Guidebooks.

“Australian National Bibliography: 1992” by National Library of Australia
from Australian National Bibliography: 1992
by National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia, 1961

Fryxell alone climbed Rockchuck Peak, Mount Woodring (Peak 11,585), Bivouac Peak, and Mount Hunt for the first time.

“A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range” by Leigh N. Ortenburger, Reynold G. Jackson
from A Climber’s Guide to the Teton Range
by Leigh N. Ortenburger, Reynold G. Jackson
Mountaineers, 1996

Bemm River Scenic Reserve protects a portion of the remaining warm temperate rainforest and McKenzie River Rainforest Walk provides the access.

“Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria” by Derrick Stone
from Walks, Tracks and Trails of Victoria
by Derrick Stone

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  • I’m hiking in the NH and MA area this winter. How do I know what footwear is best (crampons, microspikes, or snowshoe)? I don’t know if I can afford all three this winter, but want to get out as much as possible. What do you think would be the best investment? How do I know when it’s appropriate to wear each option? Can I wear the microspikes or crampons on top of the snow shoes?

  • Interesting video, second of yours I have watched so subscribed.  Agree with the first 4 but over in the UK we do not have that amount of deep snow to be honest.  Think I am going to enjoy this channel.  Cheers from the UK, Alan

  • Hey Chris!
    Another great video.
    I’m sure you caught wind of the snowpocalypse this year on the PCT.
    Knowing what the snow conditions were in the Sierras around May, would you have taken snowshoes on the Sierra section?
    I only saw one hiker pack out snowshoes out of the handful that I followed.
    What do you think you would have done?

  • im going out snowshoeing tommorow, we have enough now with just over a foot of snow with an icy crust.
    never seen the trail crampons before

  • I watched this over three days and was inspired to pack my stove and travel with my dog into the wild and stay a few nights in the forests. Thank you, guys.

  • Hi Chris, Thanks for posting the advice. I also enjoyed following along this summer while you did the AT. Q: What are a couple of your favorite Winter NH4K hike for winter? I am into the List for about a dozen at this point and looking to do some winter hiking too. Any advice would be great.

  • Awesome content, I really like the list which you provided I used most of it for the Winter Hiking which I did at New Hampshire ( White Mountains)
    Check the video out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-X9WbVo4Rc
    Hope you like it

  • Sorry to add this so late I’ve only just found your channel
    I all ways add lots of spices like chilli and paprika to food it helps keep body temperature up chocolate is also good for cold weather

  • I’m really glad you included tip number 3, that was the most important lesson I learned during my military service for winter hiking and camping. When you are moving around or being active it’s really easy to overestimate how much clothing you need to keep warm. If you do that you get sweaty really easily and as you mentioned, sweat is bad in cold weather. Layering is key here: several thin (but warm) layers are better than a single thick one because you can regulate heat more easily. Try to keep your gloves dry as well or use two pairs for different activities.

    I’d also like to add a few other tips:

    1) If you are hiking in subzero temperatures and don’t have a thermos with you (which you should), remember to keep your water bottle close to your body to keep it from freezing. Also, it’s a bad idea to drink cold water because your body loses a lot of energy just to heat up that water to body temperature.

    2) Be aware of the wind when setting up camp. This is especially important when using a tarp. Try to position your tent/tarp in a way which minimizes wind exposure and position your gear between you and the direction of the wind. Strong winds can make 5C feel like -10C and if you are not prepared for these kinds of temperatures you won’t get a good night’s sleep.:) When there is snow on the ground, use that to build a small wall against the wind.

    3) If you are using a gas cooker test it outside before going camping in cold temperatures. Some gas mixes lose most of their power in cold temperatures because the gas pressure inside the bottle is lower. Cookers that use a liquid (e.g. ethanol) are usually better for camping in cold weather because they work pretty much the same way in all temperature ranges.

  • EXCELLENT tip about the hot water in the water bladder and the reflectex that’s super cool!

    I have the LeTouch Rechargeable Hand Warmers, they’re kind of expensive at around the $25 mark BUT I no longer have to worry about how much trash I’m creating using all of the conventional Hot Hands. It gets REALLY warm really quickly and I just really recommend them now:)

  • Excellent tips, Maiu. The air above may be cold but the ground is cold-soaked, maybe snow-covered or permafrost, and will pull the heat right out of anything that lays upon it. You’re absolutely right about insulating below as a priority. A good sleeping bag will trap the air around your body and keep out the cold from above. The Fjällräven Polar looks like an amazing trip, one that should be on many bucket lists. Stay safe out there. Cheers.

  • Wooow Awesome very informative…….Hi mam I m from LADAKH India I love hiking and treking.Can you plz share me your instagram id so I can direct contact you and get more experience……And may be you visit india there are a loot of places for treking and camping

  • Great tips, it’s now winter here where i live BUT not extreme like you have experienced. I will try some of your ideas on next hike��thank you.your last tip is perfect

  • Fantastic film as always! I think you guys might be my favorite YouTube channel. The snowy woods were beautifull. Those muck boots are pretty sweet, how much weight do you think they add to your pack? Hiking through the night in a snowstorm, that was quite an adventure. Best camping meal? I don’t know the homemade noodles in Yellowstone were pretty epic. I think I’m gonna try the backpacking hotpot though. Thanks for such an enjoyable video.

  • Hi from Canada! Great video! Winter camping is amazing! Just to add stay away from alcohol while camping in cold weather. It will dehydrate you and will bring your body temperature down. Thanks! Aitäh! Спасибо!

  • Maiu you rock, I have been following you from the beginning, since, was in one of you first six video’s when you said just screw it, and Luna got blisters, and your channel got deleted for no reason, and you ice skated, and salmon fished on the ice, and introduced the world to your grandmothers dog woll socks!

  • Excellent video.
    I learned “conserve sweat not water”
    I’ve Nordic skied for years and overheating is more of a problem than feeling cold but I do have the needed layers in case I’m inactive for a long period.

  • Hi Maiu from Rheinfelden Switzerland.. welcome back ��. Great Tips.. thank you ��. Am already looking forward to the cooler weather ��.
    Regarding Hydration.. when you start to feel thirsty then you are already dehydrated. (experience from living in Hot Dry Southern Africa).
    I used to ‘fill up’ the evening before and then ‘top up’ the next morning before going out for an extended period.
    Take care.. Tommy

  • Some important information. Especially about your body providing the heat. People often make the mistake of thinking that clothes are warm or tents are warm. All they do is trap the heat. ����

  • Hi Chris ��. VERY appropriate video as it snowed here yesterday! We both have micro spikes and I want to check out those crampons ���� My question is if you don’t know exactly what the terrain will be but you do expect snow and possibly ice do you take both with you? And secondly do you start out hiking with them on or put them on when the terrain changes? Thank you this was a great and very timely video! ����Happy Hiking ��

  • I really enjoy the videos and think the shirt logos are great. Please consider making tank tops for us southern folks. Lol. Keep up the great work.

  • Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Is not enjoyable being cold, so your information on keeping warm would make for happy winter times outdoors!

  • Such awesome, worthwhile tips! Thank you! You are becoming a really expert hiker because you keep learning new things through experience. I can’t wait to see what you get up to in future!

  • I remember one day in a snowing night I fell on my back and almost killed myself because I didn’t see the black ice on the road when I was heading home after work in st Louis missouri..Greetings from Colombia south America…

  • Thanks for the great tips Maiu! I love winter hiking, the cold can be exhilarating! Of course the cold in my area doesn’t compare to the arctic, but it can still be a challenge to stay warm.

  • For sweating, bring a pack of wet ones (green sensitive skin) and I wipe my body off before bed. They’re cheap and light. Great stuff.

  • Tip 7: winter hike in Thailand. You’ll stay nice and warm!

    Kidding. These are great advice! And yes, drink plenty water in winter!!!

  • I really liked your GG2 tent review a while back and wonder how a lighter tent like that would hold up to winter camping in comparison to the heavier BA tent you’ve apparently been using. Any thoughts?

  • I just saw the video, the whisperlite will most definitely run on gasoline. that stove will last forever, mine is about 20ish years old and going strong. It’s all I’ve ever used in the extreme cold. you can get most of a week for about a dollar. Safe journeys and good video.

  • Outstanding video Miss #HikeOregon. Definitely ordering a pair of Yaktrax shoe spikes.
    As a regular in the Adirondacks, snowshoeing, skiing, and trapping. I always keep in my pack: portable butane stove, insulated snow pants, thick wool socks, balaclava (a Winter must), 8’x8′ rain tarp (makes a great barrier wall for emergency shelter in hostile weather). Synthetic insulated jacket. Waterproof jacket. couple merino wool shirts. Personal locator beacon. extra mitts and gloves. Most important…a first-aid kit.

  • Great tips Maiu,,,You are a very strong woman….the older I get,being cold and wet is my #1 excuse to not spend more time outside in the winter months….did I say…Alot…lol……….I am so very impressed with your participation in the Polar hike….Thank you for sharing your experience……………Stay Safe and God Bless………..

  • You’re not the only person to put their water bottle in a wool sock to keep the temperature. It works either way… keeping it warm or keeping it cool. Keep up the good information! See you on the trails, Cheers!

  • Just pledged for a TATSU hat. Iv been wanting to buy a down hat I like the shape of this one and a decent price for first pledge at $39. What size is your hat and what size did you measure at? Sometimes I like my hat a little bigger with all my hair.

  • FYI: Just went to the Furst site and the beanies are not currently available. I did sign up to be notified when they are produced.

  • Just wondering if you have tried the bomber hats? They come with ear flaps that you can open or close as you need and some come with a windproof mask to cover the rest of your face (not the eyes). I can see gaiters being useful all year as they would keep small rocks, sand, dirt, etc out of your shoes / boots.

  • I have some of that gear but I need to get some more have not been a winter hiker in the past but am getting into it now just did my first snowshoe at hood 2 weeks ago!

  • are these items only for day hiking or are they things you’ve used on a multi day winter trip?nice gear choices..enjoy this cold weather on your next hike…

  • Have you tried using tight, thin inner gloves made of the same material as your base layer? They let you take off your mittens/gloves to use your camera or do some other task that requires manual dexterity. They keep your hands covered and you can avoid touching directly your cold icy camera or microspikes or the like. And I like to carry an aluminum thermos full of hot tea on winter hikes. But then I have never been a camel-back user.

  • Question: could I fill tea in my water bladder or would that be a bad idea? I’m not a big fan of warm water but I also hate drinking cold water when I’m already cold:/

  • Such great videos. You guys do so much to restore sanity to these crazy times in 2020. Your narration offers serene food for thought and your videos have joined our dinners at the sofa and computer screen many nights. Any time the world becomes too crowded with unimportant details we turn to your trips. You filter down to the contented zone perfectly, thank you. You remind us of why we gave it all up in the city and moved to the mountains of W. Md. almost 20 years ago.

  • The videos are never at the top of their game without Andrew and his plant and wilderness knowledge. Glad Andrew was in this video. I do agree your videos are the best on YouTube. Thank you all for sharing.

  • I love watching your hiking adventures and especially this winter hikes and watching you all eating and enjoying your soup! Cold winter but looks to much fun. Thank you for this inspiring adventure.

  • Yo I fell asleep to this and had an AMAZING night’s sleep. Underrated if only for it’s soothing capabilities. Also rack up some views while unconscious? Big brain.

  • That was one of the ruffest starts ive seen. the first night went good after they worked out a nice plan Seeing the time at night with flashlights,.this would have effect to seeping pattern, forageing, and perhaps an impossible mission, through the night and snow.
    But as always you guys do a great job, documenting moments.
    Everyone explores, over the top traveling and exploring. It Takes a real community and appreciation, for freedom.

  • It’s kind of crazy to think that I guy like Cameron Hanes runs somewhere close to 10 miles more or less in a day across the mountains of Portland and other rough terrain. Just shows you how much of a freak that guy is. If you don’t know who he is, check him out. Normal people like myself and these guys are perfectly fine with 5-8 mile hikes in the course of a day or two lol.

  • Dear Somehow Not Yet Eaten by Bears, your cinema is separate echelon category. Take thats Mr Orson Wells who NEVER chuckles after own jokes and probably never de/rehydrated meals! THANKS FOR MOVIE!

  • That Asian dude was really hardcore. He even brought all kinds of hot-pot ingredients and gears to camping. Well, thanks to him, everyone got a hot meal in cold weather.


  • in UK we call those boots “wellington boots” or “wellies” for short, after the guy who invented these types of boots the duke of wellington when he was going into battle in swamp/marsh-land against the french i think, but obviously he didnt use plastics in those days.

  • This is really what I love about you guys, you dont just hike, your voice over is very heartwarming, and it refocuses my humanity to things that matter to life. When Rob said, you need to warm inside to feel great outside, it hit me. Stay awesome guys!

  • We do a fire pot on Chinese New Year. Everyone has their own colored skewers, there’s one big pot of hot broth and you skewer meats, shrimp and veggies to cook in the broth along with tofu and noodles cook in the pot. A very fun and social meal! Similar to your hot pot.

  • You guys have awesome video production and amazing descriptions and I love it! keep it up fellas, if you ever come to michigan hit me up id love to join!

  • I know this is an older video but you guys are awesome! I laughed and thoroughly enjoyed the video. And your food looked delicious!

  • I am just getting into backpacking and your channel was what I kept coming back to. It’s gotten me outdoors, I’ve done a few solo <6 mile trails so far and love it! I really hope Discovery, NatGeo or someone picks you guys up. The format is great and immersive. I'm also from Ohio so it's great to see someone found something to do in this state! With that said, do you guys have any suggestions for backpacking adventures within say 4 hours of Cleveland?

  • Hey andrew, how much lumen is your headlamps? Been watching your videos since start. I got busy and starting to binge watch all the episodes ive miss. Keep it up guys! A radom fan from the Philippines.

  • Hiking the Appalachian trail videos have good info on light hiking gear under 40 pounds an lighters light as 20 to 25 pounds food included

  • OK then Im off for a winter hike today and if I get cold its hiker estonia,s fault. LOL. Actually all good information Im often surprised how many outdoors channels havnt come to terms with the basics.

  • This was the first video of yours that I came across, after watching I was totally hooked.
    Great quality in production and the enthusiasm comes through the video.
    I like to rewatch this episode every now and again as it’s just that good and helps scratch the itch while waiting for a new one!

  • Thanks again for a terrific video. Love your sweet sense of humor and delight with the outdoors. Thanks for sharing. Ax

  • Great video as always I can feel the wet cold from here!

    I used to live in the Appalachians in upstate North Carolina. I remember the deep snows and not being able to get down off the mountains until Spring sprang upon us.

    The Blue Ridge Parkway was a beautiful scenic drive any time of year but so dangerous in bad weather.

  • Living so close to the Sierras I do a ton of winter hiking. Another simple tip for your water bladder is to clear the drinking tube after you get a drink. Just blow into it and push the water back to your bladder. Keeps the tube and bite valve from freezing.

  • That was definitely Chaga. It should be steeped rather than boiled. Boiling will destroy the medicinal properties of the mushroom. Also, it should only be harvested from a living tree.

  • You have to boil changa for quite a bit to get the qualities of coffee. In other words, the color, aroma, and taste. I usually use a crock-pot to steep for quite a few hours at least, usually over night. Not sure if you need too for fresh Changa.

  • Andrew, your passionate interest in the edible flora and fauna is inspiring! Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Remember brother, err on the safe side always.

  • While watching this movie I kept thinking it looked familiar. I have spent time in Seneca and it’s an amazing place. Towards the end of the video, where you camped, we had camped a little further up, where you found the colored stick. Awesome place, so much to explore. Another quality video.

  • I could help but giggle to myself as you left from under the tree in the beginning after eating snacks…thinking “stay there and camp” and you didn’t and started panicking a little… I’ve been there quite a few times…tho I go full hippy we don’t take fancy stuff with us just bare min…but I grew up here…it’s life to me..anyway so glad I stumbled across this…is so nice to see people coming and enjoying our beautiful state!

  • I’m always suprised u guys don’t utilize fire enough for warmth, especially in snow rain or at night, a simple tarp on a diagonal over a fire can keep it running in almost anything, and a big log fire reflector might not reflect fire as the name suggests, but rather makes a path for the the smoke to go up, keeping u or your tents smoke free, Alaskan bushcraft on YT is a great source for info on such matters:)

  • Did you check the weather forecast before you left? Did you want snow camping? I think a mini stove head would save a lot of weight and enable you to take at least one whole gas canister extra. I suggest carrying a bushbox titanium wood burning pocket stove, as its light and you can cook in snow if you run out of gas. Great video to watch. thanks

  • I am quite glad that I happened upon your videos. I love to go with you on your adventures by watching these. The music is great. Awesome job!

  • Great video and tips Maiu, although I did get a little distracted when you spoke about your cold bottom. ����������

    Wishing to you Maiu and Luna, you have a Blessed Solstice. ❤❤����

  • HA. After Chris waved his money good-bye I looked up the cost of the tent. Pretty pricey (@$427-450.00) x ✌. lol, so now I get it�� Pay for what you get at times. Kept him warm.

  • Så ut som en veldig bra plass å utforske på sommeren..! Har du hørt om “siddis stien”? Er en tur fra Oslo og over fjellet til Stavanger. Litt over 40mil… Fikk LITT lyst å prøve meg på noe sånt til sommeren. Har ikke spesielt god kondis men, så får se hva det blir til. Får Zpacks Duplex teltet i posten om noen dager da, så det er jo iallefall ett skritt i riktig retning:P

  • Do you have to send in declaration on drone use in Norway for small drones in the woods like this? Or is it just to launch it wherever you like as long as you’re mindful of surroundings?

  • Thanks for the informative vid Chris. As a day hiker on the brink of transitioning into backpacking territory, it really helps for a pack breakdown in different seasons. And especially so because we are in the same area. NOT that I am using your advice as a doctors order or anything, just helpful. Great videos, definitely an inspiration for a video making noob like me. Keep on keeping on my friend!

  • Interesting choices. Here is my WINTER GEAR LIST: (not all items are included)
    1. PACK-> Deuter Air Contact 65=10 (formerly a very heavy 7.5 lb. Dana Terralpane)
    2. TENT-> Tarptent Moment DW solo tent W/ripstop inner tent
    3. SLEEP SYSTEM-> LL Bean -20 down bag & REI FLASH All Season (R 5.3) mattress, heavy “sleep socks” & fleece balaclava
    4. COOK SYSTEM-> Whisperite International white gas mode, 3 cup anodized aluminum pot, plastic bowl & graduated cup
    and for longer stays an additional stove Trail Designs ti Sidewinder W/ Inferno “gassifier” wood burner insert for melting snow,
    and BTW, a wine bota slung under parka for water, Steripen & Katadyn chlorine dioxide tablets.
    5. CLOTHING-> heavy polyester base layer, synthetic sweater, 200 weight fleece vest, Eddie Bauer -30 F. Peak XV parka (camp and severe weather use), Duluth Trading fleece lined nylon cargo pants, GTX ski gloves W/ removable fleece liners & spare liner, SCARPA T3 plastic Tele ski boots W/3 mm closed cell neoprene socks over thin poly liners (1 pr. liners per day), REI Kimtah eVent parka, fleece ball cap W/ ear flaps. GTX OR mitten shells & Dachstein boiled wool liners for severe weather. Maybe even ski goggles.
    5. collapsable avy shovel & avy snow study tools.
    6. Gen. 3 SPOT rescue beacon
    7. Atomic TM 22 skis and adjustable ski poles

    As a former Nordic and Alpine ski patroller and US Army winter survival instructor I have “perfected” my winter gear list until something better comes along, that is. ;o)

  • Nice video, I’ll give a try to the hat! But I think a few tips apply more to “warm” winter hiking. In the northeast, never have those nanospikes (the first), go for the microspikes below treeline, and crampons above. Water bladder might be fine at 20-30 F, but the tube will freeze very quickly at cold temperature and then you cant drink. I use large mouth nalgene with wrapping like you describe or wool socks, boil water in the morning and keep it upside down.

  • Good video. How much did you pay for the sleeping bag? How much does it weigh? Do you put any layers on the dance floor inside? Thank you so much for sharing this video. God bless you.

  • Hi, I’m Matt from Ukraine. Want to try a winter tracking in Norway. Can you tell where I can find this place? Because I don’t know any places for tracking in Norway

  • My man…single digits sounds lovely….love it and I’m sure you do as well..winter hiking is so fun..loving the gear….the 60L pack definitely helps I’m sure..great vid dude..

  • I think many of us jump to conclusions without knowing what they’re talking about, a External frame backpack will be the best backpack you could ever carry on a thru hike…but most people will never know because this kind of backpacking takes more then somebody else’s advice to know how good a external frame backpack really is…for many people carrying a External frame backpack will realize how great a frame pack is after about 200 miles…but many people will never know this because they have been told by people how bad a External frame backpack is by people that have never used one!

    A External frame backpack, and waist belt system on these kind of backpacks make up for a little extra weight you might carry in a External frame backpack…you can still carry a Ultralight gear kit if you want… A External frame backpack carries most of your weight directly on your hips, and the shoulder straps keep the pack from falling backwards… You get more ventilation with an external frame backpack and you walk with a more upright position, you’re not bent over for 8 hours like you are with other kind of Packs…

    With a External frame backpack you do need to get your torso length correct… And you load a External frame backpack differently then a Ultralight pack…but taken care of these things will make your External Frame Backpack…the best experience you will ever have in backpacking -Friar Rodney Burnap

  • 1. My cold setup doesn’t look like this but I live in Alabama, so there’s that.
    2. Love your attitude about doing your own research and being satisfied about your gear.

  • Another great vid Chris. I want to do some winter overnighters. I’m really interested in the Nemo Sonic. I’m a short dude at 5”5. What length would you recommend for me? Thanks ��

  • Hey man what’s up. I don’t usually comment on YouTube videos but I have a question so here goes…

    I like your channel a lot. In particular these longer, more in depth videos are great. Thanks for making them. More than a few times I’ve watched one of your hikes to get an idea what I’ll be up against before making the drive up.

    Anyway, my question is about the Big Agnes Expedition tent. Are you considering not keeping it because you don’t really like it or you just don’t have that much use for it since you have other tent options? I’m thinking about buying one and would appreciate any additional input. Thanks.

  • Great channel. Living in OR but starting to hike more as my wife loves it and were preparing to move to AK next year. Have you tried the Rumpl blankets yet? Would love to know your opinion. Theyre spendy but Portland based. Would be cool to see you do a video on your favorite OR based outdoor companies. Also, speaking of hand warmers, the Zippo hand warmers are awesome!

  • This sounds weird, but hot water freezes faster than cold water. Try filling two ice trays, one with hot and one with cold to see…neat tick.

  • Thank you for great video. You told about hands, head, body and how to safe the heat. How about shoes? What is most important tips/rules for shoes and socks. Thx.

  • I did a thanksgiving hike too. It was a thursday to friday over nighter in the adirondacks upstate NY. It was cold as hell and it dipped below zero. When I got to my car it was showing minus 12 F. This was my first over nighter and it was hell. GPS was not working, stove barely worked, bottles were frozen.

  • Hey Chris! I use that exact MSR whisper lite stove for the winter! This stove I think is one of the best you can use for winter in extreme cold temps! And not that heavy either. I’m doing the presidential traverse in early February 813 2019!

  • The thermarest z-seat is one of the best $15 purchases I’ve ever made. Never forget your ass pad and your ass wipe, and the rest will just fall in line, haha.

  • Pro tip from a Norwegian military man. In sub 0 conditions use a camelback or a similar hydration system. You can wear in under your clothes on your stomac. Your body hear will keep it from getting wery cold, i have been out for weeks in 20celcius or colder and my water never froze once. ��

  • Hey all, after the last two videos it was highly requested to show both my Winter Hiking gear as well as my layering system. This video shows what is in my backpack and some of the clothing. An entire layer system video is finished an uploading. It should be up tomorrow! Apologies for the length but there is a lot I like to explain as far as my reasoning behind each choice. Let me know what you think about this longer content. Like or dislike. I genuinely like to know how you feel about it! Also check the description for links to everything as well as a lighterpack link that has weights for all items!