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Utah What to Pack

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    If planning on doing a multi-day trip you will need a suitable backpack. We did the West Rim in Zion with a regular one but if doing the Subway you'll need a water-proof one. Most hikes in the state are day hikes and a day pack will suffice. You will need that for extra clothes, snacks and lots of water. A wide brimmed hat and sun glasses come in...

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  • Pack for Desert & High Altitude

    Most of Utah is desert. It is not only dry & hot, at night the Summer temperature can drop 40 degrees or more. Dress is casual. Even in Salt Lake City, people wear sport clothing if they want. Hiking boots are a must outside of the city. Use sunscreen lotion & a lip protection. Don't use Chap Stick brand or other with petroleum. They dry your...

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    Sturdy hiking boots and a good telescoping hiking stick are invaluable if you are planning hikes into the more difficult terrain. Even for short easy hikes, comfortable walking shoes are mandatory at all times. A good sun hat can be of value at any time of the year. The photo is of my husband hiking in Park Avenue, an easy trail in Arches...

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    Cotton clothing is your best bet in the summer, synthetics get too hot and sticky. Good hiking boots are a definite plus if you plan to go beyond the overlooks. Sudden, heavy rains are not unusual in July and August (their monsoon season), don't forget your rain gear. Hats are a necessity, preferably those with a brim all around to protect the...

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    PACK LIGH For the desert areas of Utah.... in the summer, the days are pretty hot and dry, so bring light, loose clothing. The nights are cool, so you'll want a pair of long pants and a light windbreaker or fleece jacket. I'd reccommend some chapstick. Your lips will get dry out here, especially if you're not drinking enough water! Yeah... drink...

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    Bring your hiking gear in the spring/summer. Bring your ski gear in the winter! There are a lot of ski areas within 1-2 hours of Salt Lake City. Here you see Park City. Be advised that they close for Spring Break (Apr-Jun) depending on the weather.

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    Leave your skis at home and rent demos from the various pro shops on State Street. Some of the world's finest ski techs live in SLC and they have the best slection of custom and off brands that you have ever seen. I really enjoy trying out all the different types, especially the powder skis. These are real fatties that you would never buy because...

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    For a September stay, layers are a necessity. Mornings and evening temps can drop dramatically--40's and 50's so fleece jackets and long sleeve tees are a good start. Days can warm up so shorts should be included as well LOTS of film...everywhere you turn there is a picture! Waterproof bag and shoes are a neccesity if doing the Narrows trail

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    Pack your personal stuff (clothes, etc) as light as possible. Your ski gear will seem like it weighs more than you do. While skiing only wear one pair of socks. It seems odd to suggest this, but actually I have found when I wear more than 1 pair, my feet will get too hot, sweat, and then I'll be really cold. That is the worst. Make sure to wear...

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    There's a saying here in Utah: 'If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes.' The weather is as varied as our terrain. Some of the mountains receive over 500 inches of snow in the winter. In the summer, parts of the state can reach temperatures well over 100F! Spring and fall bring every type of weather imaginable. Be prepared for anything!

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    Sturdy boots if you want to go hiking in Bryce Canyon. A sweater or jacket because it can get quite cold during the night. In Bryce and Zion National Parks you can never have enough film :) A panorama camera is recommended also to fully capture the beauty of these places. Plenty of water to drink if you go hiking.

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  • Don't forget your hiking boots!

    Definately a backpack, so much easier to carry than anything else... Also bring a light daypack for taking out hiking. Very sturdy hiking boots will be good for the more serious hikes, otherwise hiking/cross country trainers should be okay.Definately bring light weight clothing for the summer, and also bring a fleece for the often chilly...

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    hard to beat this scenery. If you like this, continue to my BRYCE CANYON & SPRINGDALE/ZION NATIONAL PARK pages.

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    Family Travel Make sure you bring your camera while traveling along in Utah. the scenery surely is great and beautiful. Here: The balanced rock at Arches National Park.

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