Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Packing for a Trip to the Mountains

Whether you are escaping to the mountains for a weekend or longer, it’s important to plan everything carefully while you are packing. Mountain weather is much cooler than city weather, and since many mountain towns are small and remote, you may not be able to purchase anything you need if you forget to pack it. Taking the time to carefully pack for your trip is the best way to ensure that you’ll have everything you need to get the most out of your adventure.

Things You Should Not Leave Home Without
Make a list of things you’ll need to wear and use while you are out in the mountains. Don’t forget to include things that you normally take everywhere with you such as your sunglasses and prescription medications. Lists are very handy to use when packing, because they help to prevent you from overlooking things from all of the excitement and anxiety you may be feeling about your upcoming vacation.

Essential items to pack include:
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Long active wear pants
  • Extra socks, underwear, and t-shirts
  • Jackets
  • Activity gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Extra shoes
Don’t forget to check the extended weather forecast for the dates that you will be traveling in the mountains. This will help you to pack the right type of clothing for your mountain getaway. Also, inspect all activity gear and bring an outdoor blanket before packing to ensure that everything is in good condition. The last thing you want to end up with is faulty gear while you are hiking or scaling the mountains.

Other Packing Considerations
It is only natural to feel as if you are going to forget something and to overpack in an effort to compensate. However, if you are only going to the mountains for a few days, you only need to pack enough clothing to outfit you for that amount of time. Any liquid items and prescriptions should be packed into plastic bags to keep them from leaking inside of your suitcase or bag. Always carry extra doses of your prescriptions with you in case of emergencies.

While you may have been taught to fold your clothes before putting them into your luggage, try rolling them up instead. Rolling your clothing helps to keep everything neat and creates more space for you to fit everything inside of your bag or suitcase. It also helps to eliminate the need to take additional luggage.

Even with careful planning, sometimes the weather can prolong your trip. Make sure you have everything you need to remain safe and comfortable in the event of inclement weather.


Masshole Mommy said...

I always end up packing too much when I go away. I would rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Amanda said...

Packing always stresses me out so finding a list like this for all places we go would be fantastic. Your photo is gorgeous!

Unknown said...

We lived in Colorado and even packing for a day trip was a little different that anywhere else we've been. We just had to be prepared for the sudden drop in the temperature.

CourtneyLynne said...

Hehe this is definitely a great list! I had an ex that's family lived in the mountains and omg! You can sweat all day but at night be freezing. It's like you have to pack two totally opposite wardrobes!

dogvills said...

What an awesome view you got there! Thanks for sharing your list of essentials by the way. They might come in handy!

Elizabeth O. said...

This is a great list. We always forget to bring extra socks and end up looking for a Walmart nearby.

Tanisha Hall said...

Great post! too bad I didn't see this two weeks ago when I visited the Tatra mountains. Check out my post on www.thestreetlotus.com
thanks for sharing!

Manu Kalia said...

I could use this tips, packing my gadget would be a must for me. I love taking photos and videos in travelling