Hike smart: Pack and prepare like a pro before checking out Eagle County trails

17th July, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

Nate Goldberg, director of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, has some great advice for anyone who wants to tread their boots on the mountain trails this summer: “Pack like a pessimist, and hike like an optimist.” As most know, or learn very quickly, Colorado weather can change dramatically at any time of the day. Pack thinking that you’ll get caught in a torrential downpour, and then hike with thoughts of blue skies all day. It’s important to be prepared for whatever you may encounter on a hike, whether it’s a thunderstorm, an injury, a snag in the route or even …

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