What to Pack for a Weekend Trip to the Mountains

by Marie Nieves 18 days ago in nature

Here is a reminder of all the things you may need for a weekend trip to the mountains.

What to Pack for a Weekend Trip to the Mountains

Mountain vacations are a perfect way to combine a relaxing holiday in nature with a variety of fun activities. You can explore, camp, go hiking, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Regardless of what your plans are, a packing list for a mountain trip is a bit longer, so here is a reminder of all the things you may need.

Safety comes first.

You may have booked a nice cozy hotel for your stay, but you are probably going to go for a walk in the woods, or a nearby lake, for example, so it is a good idea to be safe and prepared. Maps are a must, firstly because they allow you to find the best and easiest route, and you’ll be able to find your way back if you get lost. Another thing you are going to need is a flashlight, especially if you are hiking through the woods, or in the winter when it gets dark pretty early. Always have a water bottle with you and a basic first aid kit, which includes medication, bandages, band-aids, gauzes, scissors, and sticky tape. Not to mention you should check your car, and have an emergency repair kit. Also, bring your phone wherever you go.

Clothing Checklist

You have to be really prepared for a mountain getaway since it can be pretty hot during the day, and cold during the night. If you are going in the spring or summer months, make sure you bring shorts, and pants, extra t-shirts, and maybe a light jacket, or a sweater for when it gets chilly. If your stay includes lots of outdoor activities, or you simply want to continue with your fitness routine, make sure you have appropriate, comfortable clothing for that as well. Leggings, tracksuits, hoodies, and sneakers will allow you to stay active and be comfortable. Since it can get cold, you should also bring something from the collection of warm puffer jackets, which will keep you dry and warm. A mandatory item should be comfortable shoes, so make sure your sneakers go well with all your clothes. Bring extra pairs of socks and underwear just in case. For winter vacation, many warm socks, sweaters, hoodies, and waterproof boots are a must. And of course, shawls, hats, and gloves, so you can protect every part of your body. For a casual daytime activity or a lunch date, a light dress, or shorts and a blouse will do the trick.

Cosmetics and Beauty Products

Different weather conditions affect our body and skin differently, which is why you should try to keep them safe and protected with some beauty products. First of all, regardless of the season, bring sunscreen, and apply it before going out. To protect your skin from bites and insects, bring a bug repellant. As for cosmetics, it is a good idea to bring richer moisturizers since mountains can cause dryness. Bring a wash gel, which will help you get rid of all the dirt you picked up during the day. A lip balm is a must, and you should keep it in your purse at all times. Since it is a weekend trip, stick to the basics when it comes to makeup products. A foundation, bronzer, mascara, eyebrow pencil, and some highlighter are all that you need. And one more thing you can bring for a summer trip is a refreshing facial mist.

Fun at the Mountains

It doesn't matter who you are traveling with—if you bring some of the following items, you are guaranteed to have fun. Playing cards or board games can make your nights more fun and enjoyable. Fill your mornings with a good book and a cup of coffee, until your day starts. Some electronics are a good idea as well. A laptop, or your phone, charger, and a speaker are more than enough. Of course, don't forget to bring your camera, or even a drone if you have one, and capture the amazing nature, as well as create beautiful photographs you will keep as a memory.

The main thing for a weekend trip to the mountains is to be prepared for all weather conditions, as well as think about your body and skin. Cover your basics, and bring the safety items, so your walks and hikes are even more enjoyable, and add your favorite games and music that help you relax and have fun.

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Marie Nieves

A lifestyle blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag.

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