Thursday, December 28, 2017

Youre Invited to Join Me and Welcome 2018 with a Hike

Winter is the prime time for hiking in SoCal. Trails are bug-free. In addition, you can bank precious winter sunlight, which trigger's your body's ability to produce mood-boosting vitamin D. Cooler winter temperatures allow you to appreciate the energy of the hike and the views without the intensity of the heat in our other seasons.

Remember these two winter hiking precautions. Keep in mind days are much shorter now. If you're choosing to do a longer hike, it's a good idea to start early in the morning to give yourself plenty of time to finish before nightfall. Remember water. Just because you sweat less during your winter workout doesn't mean you can skip toting water. Always carry two liters of water to stay hydrated.

Start the new year right with a hike in the nearby hills. Welcome a brand-new year with a morning trek, notice nature around you and explore new places above all the noise and clamor of the city. It's fun to greet each group you meet on the trail with "Happy New Year!"


I'm inviting all of you who read my blog, Y members and my Smilers walking group to join me for a New Year's Day hike. We will meet at 8:30am at Stough Canyon Nature Center. Be prepared for a wide dirt trail. The walk/hike should last about 1 1/2 hours. We will have a champagne toast at the top of the hill. Let me know if you can but you don't need to RSVP - just be there at 8:30.

Check out more cool weather hiking tips and benefits in this Winter Workout blog from December 2016. Winter can be your new favorite trekking season.

Stay Active, Keep Moving and
Enjoy Your Food 

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