Now that the snow is melting and the earth is rotating in our favor once again, we are going to experience yet another marvelous year is important.
Whether you are hiking Pike’s Peak of just want to take a nice walk up the Foothills, you need to make sure that you are prepared for the true nature of Colorado. First of all, having a stainless steel water bottle is vital. Not only is this a safe method of reuse for water transport, but this reduces the amount of water bottles bought in stores and gas stations. Along with your water bottle, carry along some healthy snacks in your pack to keep your energy high and the body running well. Carrying things on you like cashews, raw almonds, unsweetened dried cranberries and carob chips is a great homemade take along trail mix to keep your energy and spirits high.
Making your way up those trails or sailing down a hill on your mountain bike, you are going to need a great pair of sunglasses in Colorado. The sun seems to just shine a little brighter out here and has a gleam that can burn the retina right out of your head. Make sure that your sunglasses have 100% UV protection and that they are polarized lenses for optimal vision.
As far as your clothing you need to bring a variety when in the mountains. The high altitude weather can turn on you in a jiffy so having things like a sweatshirt, pants and hat packed away in your backpack can be a saving grace on a hot summer day turned freezing thunderstorm.
Do you find that your feet get tired during adventures? Not with Chacos. The best shoe that a foot could ask for! Ask any local Colorado hiker/outdoors enthusiast what there favorite shoe is and this is likely to be it. Chacos offer bridge support that is second to none along with a warranty and comfort that is priceless. These shoes can be worn with jeans, shorts, on hikes, to the store. No matter—they are everything shoes! If you are not a fan of open toed shoes, Merrell shoes are a great hiking and everyday shoe for all the same reasons.
Of course, the most obvious gear that one needs to be a true adventurer is sunscreen. You may be hardcore and bad to the bone, but a nice and quality bottle of sunscreen is the best way to thank and protect your body from those intense UV rays.
Lastly—get a Colorado State Park Pass! This Annual pass will grant admission to you and anyone who can fit into your vehicle into any Colorado State Park. This way you can make a list of your adventures and conquests and live a true Colorado Adventure Summer!