March snow-showers lead to spring flowers! As the snowpack begins to melt, trails will develop spring like conditions. Don’t let the mud hold you back, but be prepared:
- Stay on the trail. It may be tempting to step off trail to avoid puddles and mud. This widens and damages the trail, so don waterproof boots and trek through!
- Prep your gear. Consider bringing trekking poles and gators to steady your balance and protect your feet.
- Wear smart layers. Spring temperatures can quickly change throughout the day. Stick to thin, wool layers that can be worn when the temps drop.
- Choose an upland trail. Lower, flatter trails may be wetter than sloped trails.
- Watch for ticks. As the weather warms up, so does nature. Keep an eye on people and pets post hike for unwelcome stowaways!
Check out some of Grand Lake’s best spring hiking trails here.