Valley of Fire State Park What to Pack

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    No supplies in park

    by dave5000 Written Aug 25, 2005

    Luggage and bags: Bring all food and water, trash recepticles on site at rest areas. Great spots for picnics.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes, always bring a sweatshirt or the like, it can get cold.

    Photo Equipment: tripod, extra batteries, extra film -digital or analog.
    extra wide angle and tele lenses will be useful.

    Miscellaneous: As much time as you can afford there.

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    • National/State Park
    • Backpacking

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    It is hot here!

    by rsilva Written Feb 18, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: A backpack with a snack and water should be enough. You can usually park near the hiking trails.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Very comfortable shoes as there is quite some walking to do and it is usually on uneven terrain.
    It can get very hot and the last thing you want to ruin your vacations is a sunburn, so a good sunscreen is essential.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: I remember there were some restrooms, but you might want to bring your own toilet paper.

    Photo Equipment: The park is VERY photogenic, so make sure you have a lot of film/digital media.
    A polarizer and a tripod wouldn't hurt. You can take some really nice panoramic pictures here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There is a camping site, and I guess you must bring your own tent.

    Miscellaneous: It can get very hot and the last thing you want to ruin your vacations is a sunburn, so a good sunscreen is essential.

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    Prepare for the Outdoors

    by soccergrrl Updated Jun 6, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Unless you plan to hike one of the longer trails in the park, a backpack or other sack isn't really necessary. You won't be too far from your car.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and bring along a lightweight jacket (depending on what time of year you're here). When I arrived about 10:30am in early May, I wished I had a jacket or sweatshirt to put on over my tank top. It warmed up nicely, but early on was breezy and the clouds covered the sun a bit. You might also want a hat and sunglasses, but be aware it can get pretty windy and the hat can become a nuisance!

    Photo Equipment: Bring lots of film -- but the Visitor Center sells film if you need more. If you are a serious photographer, this environment is probably one where you'll want filters and other gadgets to take advantage of the colors and light.

    Miscellaneous: Don't forget your sunscreen. Also, depending on your tolerance for grit, you might want a towel or wipes. The wind really kicked up on us at Mouse's Tank and we ended up covered with a very fine layer of sand. Nature's exfoliant!

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    • Family Travel

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    Plenty of water

    by kazander Updated May 27, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good hiking shoes. A hat might not be a bad idea.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sunscreen!

    Photo Equipment: A polarizer and/or intensifier filter, plenty of film or media cards

    Miscellaneous: Water! Water! Water!

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park
    • Desert

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