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through their head, so wear a hat. A hat will help keep ears (which lack fat to protect) warm. Your hands and feet get colder for several reasons — they are farthest from the heart so when you are cold, your hands and feet can get cold. Therefore, put on a layer to warm up your core. Hands and feet also have more sweat glands so they can get sweaty, then cold. Have non-cotton socks and gloves with you. Practice Safe Sun Apply sunscreen with SPF 25 or higher. Lube up at least 30 minutes before going out in the sun. This allows the sunscreen to bond to your skin. You will sunburn much more easily than you’d expect because of the thinner atmosphere. Don’t forget the lips. Use a chapstick that contains sunscreen and reapply every one to two hours to avoid chapped lips. Wind can really dry out your lips so keep them protected. Snow!? Heed this warning: It can snow somewhere in Colorado every month of the year. Be prepared in case you are in that “somewhere.” Temperatures fall about three degrees Fahrenheit for every 1,000ft of altitude. It can get cold very fast even in the summer. It can be sunny and warm in one place and cold and snowing in another at the same time. Always carry an extra layer of clothing. Boom Keep an eye on the weather. Colorado mountains can be electrifying. Most storms roll through during the afternoon. If caught in a storm, seek shelter on a low spot. Don’t sit or lie down. Crouch into a ball with your feet together, a position that encourages electrical discharges to pass over your body. A big no-no It’s illegal to pick wildflowers. Don’t collect natural items. The rocks, flowers or berries you take from the trail area could be food or shelter for wildlife. Leave only footsteps Food scraps, empty cans, bottles and other debris are dangerous to animals of all sizes. Help protect our natural resources and wildlife by keeping them free of litter. No Bars Cell phones don’t always work in the mountains. Before heading into the mountains, make sure your cell phone is charged. When you don’t have cell service, turn your smartphone to airplane mode. This will save the battery by stopping the phone from searching for service. Don’t worry, you can still take pictures on airplane mode. “We’ll be more than happy to tell you where to go” Trail Information And Maps Nordic Ski And Snowshoe Rentals Summer Equipment Rentals Mountain Wear For The Active Person 970-627-3642 neversummermtn.com NEVER SUMMER MOUNTAIN PRODUCTS Smack dab in the middle ‘O Grand Lake (30 miles north of Winter Park) For expanded information, visit our website e www.GrandLakeChamber.com 11


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