The exhilaration and empowerment provided by wilderness is due, in part, to its unpredictable nature. Clear blue skies may greet you when you wake, but conditions can change quickly. By midmorning you may find yourself wrapped in a strong wind, with dark clouds on the horizon.
Wilderness travel requires self-reliance, mental and physical strength, and thorough preparation. Make sure you're ready for anything this wild environment might send your way.
Hiking in Hot Weather
Hiking at High Altitude
Bears and Food Storage
Hiking Around Stock
Last updated: September 5, 2018