In Glacier National Park, the weather can be unpredictable in the summer and figuring what to pack for your trip can be a challenge. Unlike other National Parks to the south, this park can see snowfall during most months of the year. You could find yourself in freezing temperatures at any time during the year as well.
Don’t worry, though! This amazing park is one of our favorites, and with a little planning you’ll be more than prepared for your trip.
Here are a few of the “must pack” items that we think you’ll need when planning a trip to Glacier National Park in the summertime.
It wasn’t until our most recent visit to Acadia National Park that it really hit us how many different hiking trails there are in this amazing piece of landscape on the Maine coast. In our recent visit, we were able to finally take on one of the park’s most sought-after hikes, the Bubbles Trail. While it can be a bit of a challenge to get parking during the peak times of day, we highly recommend taking this hike. As it only takes a little over 90 minutes, the hike up the Bubbles will only take up part of your day and the views are totally worth the effort!
We’ve been asked many times about what to pack when traveling to Grand Teton National Park. While packing for any National Park isn’t overly difficult, it helps to know a few tips and tricks ahead of your trip. A little preparation will make sure you can spend your precious vacation time enjoying yourself instead of heading to nearby Jackson, WY to pick up supplies that you should have grabbed before you entered the park!
Here are a few of the things that we think are “must haves” when planning a trip to Grand Teton National Park!
Mount Rainier National Park is a hiker’s dream with over 260 miles of maintained trails. Trails range from easy nature trails suitable for everyone to strenuous, backcountry routes. The most famous of these is the ambitious 93-mile Wonderland Trail, which encircles Mount Rainier! The Wonderland Trail should only be attempted by the seasoned backcountry hiker, but you’re sure to find at least a few trails that are just right for you!
We spent two full days exploring and hiking in Mount Rainier National Park, and highly recommend you plan a trip to this stunning park.
Petrified Forest National Park is one of the most car-accessible national parks in the country. There are several short hikes that are “must dos” if you have the time and energy. The Blue Mesa Trail in Petrified Forest National Park is one of these hikes. Coming in at just one-mile (round trip), the Blue Mesa Trail allows hikers to get immersed in the scenery in a way that just can’t be matched by only stopping at the overlook.