Stories and Thoughts
In this section I'll be discussing hiking tips. These are mostly safety tips, and maybe a little about how to make hiking more enjoyable.
In the mountains in the summer you need to wear sunscreen. This is one of my most important hiking tips.
Get high SPF sunscreen, I think at least 50 SPF
Wear a hat
Wear something to cover your arms and calves or make sure to lather on the sunscreen
You can refill your water bottle anywhere that there isn't a sign with a crossed out faucet. Otherwise all water from public fountains and the like is potable
Try to look up a panorama map or grab a trail map before heading for a hike
Check the weather before hiking. I recommend using the following;
Mounta Weather Forecast
Hiking up through the treeline is, in my opinion, not worth the time. Just get a cable car and hike between the tops of the mountains where the views are really good