1. Buy a good pair of ice cleats that fit your outdoor boots well (something with teeth rather than pegs or coils...see image and try ice cleats on the boot you'll be wearing before buying). *
3. Use hiking poles.
4. Make sure your path is well illuminated; use a good headlamp.
5. If descending, lower your center of gravity to the ground and, if necessary, slide on your bum.
6. Take your time. Don't be in a hurry.
Looking to connect with the Women of the Wilderness?
We welcome women of Southeastern NB who love to hike, camp, and spend time in nature. Look up Women of the Wilderness (WOW) on Facebook, answer a few simple questions, and we hope to see you soon.
* CAC: These are available at various stores including the Albert County Pharmacy in Riverside-Albert.