It's always hiking weather as far as we're concerned. On the trail you may encounter rain or snow, of course (or even a few rattlesnakes if you're in Palm Springs and headed uphill for a look at Bob Hope's house), so take along a walking stick. Here's a rustic wooden one we've been admiring:
Above: Made by Commune Design for the Ace Hotel, the handmade stick is just the right diameter to grip easily. To inquire about pricing and availability, see the Ace Hotel Shop. For a similar stick, a Mountain Ash Hiking Staff with Ash Wood Shaft is $46.30 from Canes and Walking Sticks, and for UK hikers a Rustic Handmade Holly Stick is â‚¤30 from Walking Sticks Online.
For an uphill trail in southern California, see Hike of the Day: A Glimpse of Bob Hope's House in Palm Springs.