Chances are, gearing up for a cold hike you're going to over prepare and take way too much. Granted, it is easier to shed clothes than it is to put more clothes on that you don't have, but extra clothes are extra weight. Dead weight at that. It's important to acheive your own personal level of comfort with EFFICIENCY. I'm going to outline a few tips and suggestions for making a cold weather hike a little more enjoyable.