Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a destination for any season, with ranging temperatures, various wildlife, and breathtaking views, there’s no question about going, but what you need to bring is another concern. Read on to find out what you need to pack before heading to Wyoming.
Elevation ranges from 6,000 to 10,000 feet. You’re closer to the sun and in greater need of protection from harmful rays. Bring sunblock and apply regularly while outdoors. Sun protection is especially important for young children and those who are fair skinned. Additionally, don’t forget to protect your eyes with a pair of UV-proof shades and ski goggles.
People love Jackson Hole for its number of trails and range of outdoor activities. However, if you’re not used to the thinner air and extreme activity, you need a fresh supply of water. Bring along a daypack filled with snacks for energy and plenty of water for hydration.
Of course, you can’t visit the area without hearing mention of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, special places filled with bears, eagles, elk, buffalo, and more. You could catch glimpse of wildlife among the majestic backdrop or your own, but you’ll get better camera shots on a professional wildlife tour. Load your camera and make memories you can take with you.
Jacket and Shorts
Depending on the time of year, Jackson Hole temperatures feel a bit warm or too cold. Furthermore, you could experience temperatures in the 80s and as low as the 30s in the same 24-hour period. Bring clothing suitable for various temperatures and conditions, and don’t leave your pair of walking shoes back at your luxury hotel in Jackson Hole.
Hiking and backpacking are popular in this place of memorable wilderness, so be sure to bring along a solid pair of walking shoes or hiking boots to use along tours and trails. Don’t sacrifice style for function; you want your feet to stay warm and dry throughout your activities.
Every skier loves to use their own gear, but with airlines cutting corners and raising prices related to baggage, you’re better off leaving gear at home and renting local vendors. Consider the money you’ll save and added convenience granted.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a playground for kids of all ages. There’s a ‘Kids Ranch’ located slopeside where kids learn how to ski and about the surrounding environment. It’s a great place for kids to meet other children (6 months and up to 18) their age and opportunity for dads and moms to drop kids off to ski or enjoy some shopping in Teton Village.
Glove liners (thinly lined cloth material) come in very handy during cold seasons and ski or winter hiking expeditions. You’ll gain the mobility of your hands when you need them while covering over with a heavier pair of snow mittens or gloves.
Jackson Hole is a one of a kind place that’s equally magical regardless of the season. The winter months offer skiing, boarding, and snowmobiling, while the warmer portion of the year provides opportunity for hiking, camping, sightseeing, and more.
Ben Stanley is a frequent visitor to Wyoming and other places, too. When he returns home, he likes to recall his visits and encourage others to visit the beautiful areas of America. Look for his inspirational posts on many blog sites on the Internet today.