Mountainside Musings: Part Two

August 26 2022

Good socks are a must. Close to 50% Merino wool. Turn them inside out and hang them in your tent at night. Carry at least 3 pairs: one to wear, one to change into, and a spare to sleep in.

If you're wet and cold, the best thing to do is keep moving! Nothing generates body heat or dries wet shoes better than movement.

Temperatures drop as you go up in elevation; typically 2-3 degrees for every 1000 ft. Weather can also change more quickly at higher elevations. I spent last night at 6000 feet. It was 42 at sunrise.

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