While the Rocky Mountains are a great place throughout the year to have fun and take in the natural views, extra precautions need to be made when visiting during the summer. High elevations and unexpected changes in weather are just a few of the things you’ll need to consider in advance before you go off on your next mountain adventure.
Did you pack the sunscreen?
Taking a second look at your toiletries is a must when heading to mountainous heights. The higher elevation means stronger ultraviolet rays that can lead to some pretty bad sunburns. Making sure your pack is complete with an unexpired sunscreen and lip balm will prepare you for fun in the higher altitude.
With beautiful views of majestic mountain peaks also comes hungry pests, such as mosquitoes and ticks, that are common inhabitors of the area. Having a good insect repellant rated to tackle these particular pests on hand will make your trip a little less itchy.
While topping off your toiletry bag with the basic necessities, make sure you have the right products if you are camping. Scent-free shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, toothpaste, and other self-care products have a less likely chance of attracting unwanted guests to your campsite.
Did you pack enough socks?
Did you remember your water bottle?
High altitude sickness is no joke. Staying hydrated while trekking even on shorter, lower elevations is a must. Remember, in the Rocky Mountains, you’re often starting out at 8,000 feet and working your way up. Being prepared with water on hand is the best way to help your body adjust to the higher elevations.
Wherever you decide to explore this summer in the mountains, remember to have fun and don’t forget your camera!