8 GOOD REASONS TO  HIKE IN THE RAIN 

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced hiker, with the appropriate equipment, good preparation and a positive state of mind, hiking in the rain turns out to be a real pleasure for 8 main reasons.
 

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 POINT TO NOTE

Before going on a hike, always check the weather before leaving. 
Do not limit yourself to the weather news of your favorite television channel or news website. We advise you to go into detail and consult the temperatures felt, the risk of lightning, landslide or any other specificity of the landscapes you will cross.
 

number-1

YOU WILL HAVE THE TRAIL FOR YOURSELF

The rain releases the trails, so you may not meet anyone and enjoy your hike with a  sense of exclusivity and tranquility very appreciable. A little silence and a lot of patience may allow you to meet animals that you usually never see.

However, be careful about the markup and orientation to the map and the compass because you will not really have the opportunity to meet other hikers if you are lost. In addition,  always warn someone that you are hiking, tell them where you're going and for how long.
 

number 2

ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF NEGATIVE IONS

 

Although their small name of negative ions can be misleading, they are actually very good for us.

The rain is loaded and that's good! They help renew the air, help reduce asthma or chronic fatigue. So the next time you go out to get a good breath of fresh air, wait until it rains to have all the benefits.

number 3

YOU ABSORB THE ENVIRONMENT WITH ALL YOUR SENSES

Rain is an extraordinary sensory experience. Its noise helps some to fall asleep, its smell is also incomparable.

If you walk in the woods, the grass will look greener, the smell of trees and plants more pronounced and even the sound of stream runoff, formed by the rain or the surrounding small waterfalls, will appear more intense.

To enjoy dry feet, do not forget to equip yourself with over-pants and gaiters. Indeed, even if your shoes are waterproof, water can trickle down from the top of the grasses into your shoes while flowing down your leg.

VOUS (RE)DÉCOUVRIREZ LE PAYSAGE AVEC VOS SENS DÉCUPLÉS
number 4

YOU CAN FINALLY TEST YOUR WATERPROOF JACKET WHICH ALMOST STARTED TO WASTE AWAY IN YOUR CUPBOARD

Admit that you have been looking for the perfect, waterproof, breathable, lightweight and comfortable jacket for a long time.

And then you came across the Forclaz 400 jacket, or even the Forclaz 900 jacket, which finally allowed you to go out in any weather. But now your jacket has not come out of your closet for ages. This is an opportunity to verify that it is up to its reputation.

As a reminder, our waterproof jackets are subject to specific tests to give them a waterproof rating of up to 5. To learn all about how to choose a waterproof jacket is here. To find out how the waterproof rating of our jackets is calculated, that's it.
 

number 5

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE ANIMALS THAT GET OUT ONLY IN THE RAIN

You will also have a better chance of meeting certain wild animals. From snails to salamanders to frogs. In these conditions, we advise you always to have binoculars or your camera at your fingertips. 

This is an opportunity to organize a snail race with your children, with respect for animals.
 

YOU MAY HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE A RAINBOW

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We are still big kids and a rainbow will always brighten up a day. But without rain, no rainbow. That's one more reason to go out even if the weather does not seem ideal.

YOUR CHILDREN WILL LOVE JUMPING IN THE PUDDLES 

Classic but effective, the puddle always has the coast near the smallest.

Be careful, however, to monitor their steps to prevent them from slipping on muddy ground. Also, remember to equip them well to prevent water from getting into their shoes or boots.
 

VOS ENFANTS SERONT RAVIS DE SAUTER DANS LES FLAQUES

YOU MAY NOT LIVE IN YUMA, ARIZONA

With 330 days of sunshine a year on average for an average of 11 hours a day,  Yuma is the sunniest city on the planet according to Guinness Book of Records.

Alas, you may not live there. So even if your area has a lot of rainy days, it would be a shame to deprive yourself of the fresh air and the beautiful vistas near you because of a little downpour.

It's exactly the same if you go on vacation when it rains.

BONUS: HOT DRINK AFTER

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After a hike in the rain, take advantage of this little moment of hot chocolate and a warm bath.
 

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GOOD TO KNOW

As you have read, the rain does not have only bad sides, it can even become very pleasant. 

However, recognize when it is time to get away if your shower turns into a storm.

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