Orientation in winter: Determining the sides of the horizon in the snow

Oh … this is the sweet word “freedom.” The alarm clock is ringing. Labor weekdays labor days It is a dream of warm lands.

And here such a generous boss gives you a vacation. Yes, and two weeks! Yes, and a lover of thrills! Where to go? Of course, hiking. Fresh air and skis?

Winter fairy tale has turned for you to wander around? You can’t find a way out? On the map and compass, even it is not. The panic that swept over you? There is a chance to make your way through the snow and winter signs.

Orientation in the winter with no compass and map

Of course, it’s an idea, but you can’t do it. After all, you need to “listen” to it.

Consider the most pronounced it tips:

The direction of the North – South. How? It is always covered with snow, while it is lightly covered with snow.

In mountainous areas, snow melts faster from the south. The same rule applies to small elevations.

But the snow cover in the pits, ravines and hollows melts more actively from the north side. Fallout it.

With the heat of the winds, it is possible to observe a kind of holes. Usually they are irregularly shaped and as if stretched in one direction. This series of holes indicates South. But the northern holes are often “combed” with snow scallops.

Large drifts, water dripping on the water, will be the traveler in the direction of the South. After all the sun burns the snow, creating bizarre protrusions and separating them from the various depressions. This is not the case.

Winter guides

Landmarks should be approached with the utmost responsibility. It is worth studying the chosen route. There is a possibility that there will be a possibility of disruption,

It’s not a problem. Their list includes rivers, any roads, ridges, forest edges, etc.

Of course, it’s not a problem. But this is not a sentence! Attentiveness and composure will help under any circumstances.

For example, a cliff facing the wind often has visor.

But on the road, it turns out that the so-called blowing chute. Small white elevation of a hill, a hill, a hill, a stack, a stack, etc. forms on the windward side with sufficient slope. On equidistant low ridges such as a railway embankment, it is snowed away from the top. However, in high equilibrally ridges, a snowdrift forms at the top.

The winding is not difficult.

Even frost on trees can become a landmark in the forest. It is formed mainly by the winds.

And nothing is impossible. Evening in the winter forest, these little tricks, you will always find the right way.
Good luck!

Orientation in winter: Determining the sides of the horizon in the snow

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