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"Packing List" Wyoming Packing List Tip by mikem

Wyoming What to Pack: 12 reviews and 6 photos

Luggage and bags: Pack light and plan stops to wash clothes. There are a number of laundry stops throughout yellowstone and carrying excessive baggage can weigh you down. I carry soft sided wheeled luggage and some duffel type luggage. Plan on carrying your own luggage to your rooms unless you get VERY fancy accomodations.

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good well broken in hiking boots with ankle support is a good first choice. A good pair of sandals is also recommended. No fancy shoes here, you plan of getting out of the car often and walking to see the sites.

Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Plenty of sunscreen in the summer, along with a good hat. If your fishing or will be on the water, a decent bug repellent is useful. Camping always plan on dealing with insects in the evenings.
I always carry an emergency supply kit with things like bandages, butterfly bandages, aloe jell or cream for burns and a supply of water purifying tablets. The potable water is fine in all stops but never dring from streams no matter how far up in the mountains. You need to prevent Giardia transmission in the water source. This is common in most streams.

Photo Equipment: Our last trip the zoom lenses and long lenses were very useful. The 80-200 mm range is good for all around shots but having a 400 or 600 mm lense will really improve the animal shots. For the flower photography if you carry a 100 mm Macro lense that is very useful. A lightweight but versatile tripod is important too.
You can get batteries and supplies at many of the National Park stores but the prices can be high, if you travel though the towns of either West Yellowstone or Jackson Hole, I would suggest stopping in a larger store (like a Walmart or camera store) for

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: We take a collapsable cooler that we carry lots of water and food for lunches. You can get ice at most stores for the cooler. Buying a throwaway styrofoam cooler can also be useful. It's always much less expensive to purchase things like drinks from a larger grocery store before you get to Yellowstone.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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