Dressing for winter

Photo by Jeff Nadler
Photo by Jeff Nadler

Readers of the Explorer should be familiar with the photography of Jeff Nadler. His images often appear in our pages and sometimes on our cover as well (the female cardinal on the front our November/December issue was his).

As a nature photographer (especially of birds), he spends a lot of time outdoors. In a recent post on his photography blog, Jeff offers some timely tips on dressing for winter. He says he was prompted to offer his thoughts because some of the advice he has read is outdated.

You can find plenty of other advice on winter clothing on the Internet. One place to start is the Sierra Trading Post.

Incidentally, the state Department of Environmental Conservation just issued its own advice for those venturing into the backcountry in winter. Click on the link below to read DEC’s news release.

DEC news release PDF

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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  1. Jeff Nadler says

    On this frigid day today, I used my suggested system and was incredibly warm, comfy, and dry. What really made the most difference was a super-breathable and ultralight windshirt as the outer layer instead of a heavy softshell or waterproof hardshell. A couple pics from the Brothers trail here:


    Jeff Nadler

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