For safe winter hiking, the North Country Trail Association has this advice:
- Never go out alone. Always make sure someone knows where you are going.
- Beware of reduced visibility. Bring lights, a map and other safety items.
- Don't forget food, water and a first aid kit.
- Always wear proper footwear, and dress in layers.
- Beware of hypothermia. Keep extra dry, warm clothes in your backpack.