These hiking adventures are for intermediate to advanced hikers with previous experience with long-distance hiking and excellent fitness.
Intermediate hikes will see a little more change in elevation and hikes will start to increase in length, hiking anywhere between four to eight miles per day. You can expect an occasional steep descent and challenging switchbacks. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot, and quite cold and changeable in the winter months, and you’ll also be packing a daypack filled with water and other things you’ll need throughout the day.
The alpine terrain, however, can be challenging and the weather unpredictable. The summits are more technical than the regular climbs and require the usage of crampons and ice axe. Additional training recommendations for intermediate and advanced day hikes, include hiking for three days per week at least 12 weeks prior to your trip. Start with short hikes about one hour in length with a light daypack. Also, the altitude can really catch people off guard, so for a 72-hour period before your trip begins, ensure that you are consuming sufficient amounts of sodium and fluids.