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Weather In The Canadian Rockies

Have you planned for your hiking trip to the Canadian Rockies? Be sure to look for the local trail conditions and weather alerts before you start your trip, but don’t rely on them . The weather in the Rocky Mountains can be unpredictable and volatile.

Be prepared for what to wear and how to dress in the mountains?  The weather can change very quickly and catch people off guard. That’s why it’s important to dress appropriately for any hike or activity that you plan on doing, and to have a change of clothing if conditions take a turn.

One of the most important things to remember is to dress in layers. You can always remove a layer if you get too warm, but it’s much harder to put on a layer if you start to feel cold. Many people make the mistake of wearing cotton clothing when hiking in the mountains. Cotton does not insulate very well and it can actually make you feel colder when wet. A better choice would be fleece or other synthetic materials.

It is also important to wear the right type of shoes or boots. Hiking shoes are much better than running shoes, as they have a thicker tread that provides more traction on slippery surfaces. It’s also a good idea to bring a jacket and a fleece. If you find yourself caught in bad weather, you will be glad that you brought them along.

A good plan is to pack an emergency storm kit with things like a waterproof poncho, pants and fleece blanket. You never know when those items might come in handy. Being prepared for any type of weather is the best way to have a safe and enjoyable trip. When you plan for the weather, it won’t come as a surprise if it does change suddenly.

Check the Weather Network for updates and the latest 7 day forecast.

Visit the Wilderness Survival Essentials page for more information on how to gear up for your mountain adventure.

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