"Telephoto Equipment and Insect Repellant" Washougal Packing List Tip by glabah

Washougal What to Pack: 1 reviews and 1 photos

  Whats That Out There? Telephoto Equipment Helpful!
by glabah

Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If it is a hot day, the wildlife refuge and dike trail are very warm, and be prepared for that. A sun hat or some similar item to keep the sun off of your face and neck may be warranted, but may also scare some of the wildlife away.

At the same time, there is also a good chance of there being a cold wind blowing here, and the temperatures being quite a bit lower than in downtown Portland or Vancouver. Thus, be prepared for this possibility as well.

Photo Equipment: Due to the distance at which many of the animals are from public trails or viewpoints, telephoto equipment (not just camera lenses, but also binoculars, spotting scopes, etc.) will be very helpful. Only certain veiew points have permanent spotting scopes available.

Please see my Telephoto Equipment Tip which is located at

Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: INSECT REPELLANT is highly recommended if you visit in the summer months, as the mosquitos during certain years have been ferocious.

Miscellaneous: If you are visiting the Pendleton Woolen Mills store, remember that cameras and cell phones are not allowed at all on the tour, and it would be best to have somewhere to keep your stuff while you are on the tour.

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  • Updated Apr 18, 2011
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