By: smithg608 | January 02, 2018

Autumn is a great time to go hiking, whether it's on the Appalachian Trail or part of a Grand Canyon tours package. The weather has cooled down enough to be bearable, and the bug population has been winnowed by the changing temperatures. Also, leaves are changing, providing a more scenic view in many places.

There's a lot more to hiking than just putting on a pair of boots and putting one foot in front of the other. Hikers should take care to carefully plan their hikes and take all necessary hiking gear, even if they're only going out for a few hours. The following are a few tips for safe autumn hiking:

Be sure you know trail conditions - How long is the trail? Is there snow or are there other impediments on the trail? Is the trail known for ...

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