A rapid fall in temperature, accompanied with sleet and a relentless climb made for a somewhat unsettling scenario, and we quickly found ourselves in the belly of an unforeseen weather front. After another mile of frigidly trekking on, we received some much needed encouragement in the form of smoke coming from a campfire settling over the relaxing terrain, and then briefly, the sleet stopped…or so it seemed.
The summer hiking season offers less gear requirements than the cold, winter months. And though you may need some of those same products you used this past winter, warm weather equipment can differ greatly in form. To help you hit the summer trail, we’ve compiled a list of common issues you may confront this season and products specifically designed to address them.