Fall hiking season is in full swing. In early October I spent a few days enjoying the peak fall colors in Marquette. Later in the month, I enjoyed time hiking mid-Michigan and towards the end of October, I was hiking around the Metro Detroit area. Now that it is November and we have had many windy days, the leaves have started to fall and what is left on the trees is barely hanging on.
Even though the leaves are dropping and the temperature is dropping, it is my favorite time to get out for a fall hike. This weekend Jack and I drove down one of our favorite dirt roads, hiked along the Clinton River, we soaked in the views, stepped on all the crunchy leaves and even grabbed cider at Yates Cider Mill.
You can typically find me sharing my adventures on my blog and Instagram with you, but I hardly ever share what I am wearing. So, ladies today I wanted to share a fall hiking outfit with you that has been inspired by my October and early November activities.
If you\’re anything like me, figuring out what to wear, especially if you\’re exploring a new place can be a little tricky. Living in Michigan, the weather is a little tricky. For example, this weekend it was gorgeous on Saturday and Sunday it was extremely windy and snowy on my adventure. Temperatures on Sunday were in the mid-30s and it was the first snowfall of the season that left only a dusting behind.
My rule of thumb when it comes to dressing for a fall adventure in Michigan is dress in layers. Always bring a hat, some gloves and of course a warm jacket. Wool socks will help keep your feet warm, and hiking boots are great for adventures.
Michigan Fall Hiking Outfit Must Haves for Her
1. Cozy beanie for cooler fall days. I personally love this beanie from YoColorado.
2. Base layers, I personally love Smartwool base layers. I love this top and these bottoms.
3. Wool socks. Wool socks will help keep your feet warm as well as wick away moisture. When I am out hiking I will only wear Darn Tough socks or Smartwool socks. These Darn Tough socks are my personal favorite.
3. A warm hiking jacket. I personally love jackets from The North Face and Columbia.
4. Durable yoga or hiking pants. I personally prefer hiking in yoga pants and love these joggers that have an added layer of warmth.
5. Boots to keep your feet warm and dry. I prefer Teva hiking boots and shoes.
6. Always bring water! I love this EcoVessel reusable water bottle and always take it with me.
7. Pack a thermos with hot cider or cocoa for a mid-hike warm up.
8. I always bring a small daypack on our hikes even if I know they\’re going to be short. I like to keep an extra top, pair of socks, water bottle, and snacks in my pack. I have an Osprey daypack. When I bring Jack I take our Kurgo.
9. I tend to sit down and spend time soaking in the views, and like to bring a lightweight blanket with me.
What is your favorite fall activity? Where is your favorite place to view fall colors? Don\’t forget to follow my adventures on Instagram.