The Canadian outdoors can be as rewarding as a hike in a lake or a mountain, but it’s also filled with obstacles, and winter boots are no exception.

    Here are a few tips to make sure you don’t end up in the mud at the top of a mountain.

    1.

    Wear warm boots when you’re out in the woods or snow.

    While wearing your warm boots, be sure to stay dry, but wear layers of warm, breathable socks and layers of gloves when hiking in the snow.2.

    Wear a raincoat when hiking out in cold weather.

    Wear raincoats when you can.

    A raincoat is great for hiking in heavy snow.3.

    Don’t wear your raincoat while you’re camping.

    When you’re in the middle of a storm, don’t forget your raincoat.4.

    Wear your snowshoes when hiking.

    While hiking, be aware of your footing and make sure your shoes are securely fastened.5.

    Dress to look good.

    It’s important to wear proper footwear for your body type and to be comfortable walking in the weather.6.

    Dress in layers.

    Donning layers is a great way to dress to look like you’re hiking in a warmer climate, but you should dress appropriately.7.

    Take advantage of a shelter.

    Hiking in the wilderness can be one of the most beautiful and rewarding experiences in the world, so you should take advantage of the resources available.8.

    Dress for the weather, not for the people.

    Dress with confidence, but don’t feel pressured to dress like a model or model yourself.9.

    Dress like a woman.

    If you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, take a break from wearing a dress to explore a new way of looking at yourself.10.

    Donate to your local trail network.

    The Canadian Outdoor Foundation has great programs for all ages, genders and abilities.11.

    Learn about your local trails and trails around the world.

    Visit our Canada Trails Directory and find the trail closest to you.

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