One of the most preventable measures a hiker can use to prepare him or herself when charting unfamiliar territory is to review the weather conditions. The more you can prepare yourself for the hike, the better time you will have on the mountain....and it's just not safe to be hiking in bad weather.
Depending on the rain, local hiking trails can be closed several days after to prevent trail erosion. Be sure to get updated information at:
Checking the weather is essential and we always advise bringing a rain jacket as well as the 10 essentials for emergencies.