Vegan Outdoor Clothing: How to pack and dress for a snowy fall hike

In the northern Adirondacks, especially at the higher elevations, fall is more like early winter. I think by this point it’s obvious how much I adore winter hiking, so I was pretty excited to head up there a couple of weeks ago and enjoy the snowy mountains.

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Fall hikes at home, in the Southeastern Adirondacks around Lake George are still mild temperatures and leaf peeping, so it was important that I dress and pack appropriately for a colder weather hike.

Here’s a look at what I wore and packed for a fall hike in the Adirondack High Peaks

 

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Columbia Omni Heat Thermal Top (also in men’s): Moisture-wicking shirt with heat-reflective technology as a base layer kept me warm on a chilly day.

Vegan Outdoor Adventures Polyester shirt (new shirts coming soon)10501713_10153110243522539_8677418669581188693_n

Patagonia Nano Puff Insulated Jacket (also in men’s): Wind-proof and water resistant. I wore it as my top layer for most of the hike, adding a shell on top for the windy higher elevations.

The North Face Cinnabar shell: Wind-proof and waterproof. (In pack, for higher elevation and windy summits.) I prefer my Nano Puff to the insulated liner jacket of the Cinnabar, but I absolutely love the shell and bring it on every hike.

The North Face Glacier 1/4 zip fleece (in pack in case I got cold and needed an extra layer)

EMS Techwick Midweight Base layer (bottoms) (also in men’s)

Snowpants: I’ve misplaced mine after moving into a new house a couple of months ago. So I borrowed my boyfrend’s. I’m sure I’ll find them soon!

Thorlos Thick Cushion Synthetic Hiking Socks  (also in men’s) (2 extra pair in pack)12194978_10153110235222539_2787313033204425630_oEco Vegan Shoes All Terrain Pro Waterproof Hiker: These boots kept my feet warm and dry for the entire 9.5 hour hike through mud and open streams at lower elevations as well as the snow at higher elevations.

I also had two pairs of gloves, my hat and neck warmer, first aid kit, compass, microspikes, map and trail book, headlamp, sunglasses, trekking poles & more food than I needed.

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