When deciding whether to camp this fall, remember that lower temperatures and fewer insects can make hikes more pleasurable. As school starts, crowds dwindle at your favorite wilderness spots, creating more opportunities for wildlife sightings. Elk, moose and deer are regulars in the mountains and migrating birds are everywhere.
Of course one of the most compelling reasons to camp in fall is the beauty of the leaves changing color. Depending on your latitude, fall foliage is usually most stunning from September through October, but can linger into November.
Here’s more of what you need to know to plan your fall camping trip:
Fall Camping Checklist:
- Check the weather before you go: Don’t let the challenges of fall weather spoil your camping plans. Look at forecasts ahead of time specific to the parks or campgrounds. In the event of unexpected weather, don’t panic. It’s often better to ride out bad weather than to hurriedly hike through it. Remember that warm weather can quickly turn. Depending on where you go, be prepared for the chance of snow, rain, or other severe weather. Link to the remaining hints >> https://www.wilderness.org/articles/article/your-fall-camping-checklist