Drinking plenty of water can be difficult when your face is covered with a winter balaclava, so prehydration is key.

Whenever you go hiking, it’s important to stay properly hydrated. This is especially important for winter hiking, when even mild dehydration can cloud your judgment and reduce your energy level.

In winter, water loss occurs through perspiration and respiration. While you can regulate your perspiration rate by slowing down your pace, most people are not even aware that they lose water through respiration.

When you exhale, your breath transports the moist warm air in your lungs to the drier air … [Continue Reading]

 

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