Credit: AJ Battalio

7 Spring Hiking Tips To Think About Before You Head Out

Before you head to the mountains, keep these 7 tips in mind when planning your hike.

With temps here reaching 80+ over the several days through the weekend, we’re going to be tempted to head to the mountains and get those big hikes started.

That’s great BUT…you DO need to keep in mind that the higher elevations are still pretty packed in with plenty of snow and even on those hikes that don’t reach the snow line, there are other things to keep in mind such as mud, bears waking up from their winter slumber and other things that could put a damper on your day.


Check out THESE 7 TIPS before you head out on your spring hike.

** I always like to check  WTA trail reports on hikes that I’m about to tackle anytime of year but especially during the spring months.

About AJ

Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."