Helpful Tips For Traveling To The Mountains

Looking over the panoramic views, inhaling the fresh air, and feeling the mist of the waterfalls. There is something about being in the mountains that can feel so freeing.

And especially if you’re somewhere in the lush Smoky Mountains, it’s hard not to fall in love with nature all over again. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your time.

Plan Your Itinerary

Having a loose plan of what you want to do each day before heading to the mountains is the right way to start. You can ensure you visit all the spots.

Start Acclimating A Few Days Before

Try spending a day or two in a city with a similar elevation to your destination. That way, when you reach the mountains, your body will already be used to the air.

Make sure you keep the heaviest items, like jackets and sweaters, close at hand so you can put them on quickly if the weather takes a turn.

Dress In Layers

It’s essential to be safe and not take any unnecessary risks. Make sure you’re well-prepared before embarking on any activities.

Don’t Take Unnecessary Risks

You want to choose friends that share your love of the outdoors and are up for anything, from camping under the stars to hiking a rugged trail.

Pick Your Mountain-Squad Carefully

Carry Enough Supplies But Don’t Overpack

We recommend ditching the bag and opting for a backpack instead. You can easily carry all your supplies on hikes and other activities.

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