Think you're tough? Not just regular tough; the kind of tough that wakes up at dawn to take on miles of trail in grueling conditions all for the view, the accomplishment, the feeling of taking on all that mother nature has to offer and coming out on top. If you're that kind of tough, then you just might be a Winter Warrior.
We've dreamed up challenges this winter designed to push you to your limits; trips that are considered among the region's hardest - even in warm conditions. Throw in the notoriously brutal elements of the northeastern winter and they can give even the heartiest hikers chills.
To the DOers that successfully complete three of these challenges, a customized Discover Outdoors "Winter Warriors" Hatchet - and infinite bragging rights - await.