You are finally able to leave the office, and hop in the car and the home race runs out the door. Once there, enough clothes to get more comfortable time stops, I hook your suitcase and make sure fish have food.
Collect your fellow campers and hit the road – only to end up trapped in hours of rush hour traffic. Their happily anticipated road trip out of town and the scenic countryside has become taillights fields instead of rows of crops.
When traffic starts to break, the sun dips below the horizon – and still has long way to go. You and your colleagues continue until brown road signs announce metal near its destination.
You leave the main road in a quieter, one whose only are reflective eyes unblinking, deer. The door is ahead, and roll to a stop at the house door – only to realize that there is a metal barricade blocking the road and no one in the office to let in.
It is always a good idea to call the office a day before leaving on your trip, especially if you have booked a campsite in a public park or forest. While you’re checking on the status of the prohibitions of burns and wildlife activity, ask what to do if you should arrive after the office closes. Sometimes we’ll know this is no problem at all, and you should just come to the office in the morning after waking up check. Other times, they will let you know there will be a closed door to welcome him, but a combination to unlock the door will be provided over the phone.
Even if you’ve gone through this process, bring an offline copy number office phone with you. If you have questions or problems entering the park, you may not have service or mobile telephony data, so you may have to go looking for a payphone.
If you’ve never used before, set up your tent at home so you know how it works. Creating an unknown store campaign in the dark is no fun at all.
When you’re packing your bag, make sure everything you need is readily available immediately. This includes your flashlight or headlamp, tent, canvas or footprint, bag and pillow for sleeping, sleeping mat, clothing, hygiene items and kitchen utensils to sleep if you’re making dinner when you arrive. This is especially important if you are hiking to a primitive site; go ahead and pack your backpack full before leaving, and put the right headlight on top for quick access.
Print a copy of the park map before leaving. That way you can navigate through the park to find the camping area without the help of the guards, if you are driving or walking to their new home at night.
Even if the office is closed, go through the building anyway. Some parks require overnight guests pay through a system envelope or box, and then attach the receipt to your windshield. You do not want to wake a guardian to obtain payment of the morning, so take care of it ahead of time, if possible.
Arriving at the camping area, be considerate and keep your music bass, vocals and colors below your car off. Many of his fellow campers will already be asleep. Most parks posted quiet hours, so be sure to meet them; They often start at 10:00 pm.
If you are in a camping car, drive through pick your site. Most likely the others have selected the best sites unless it was able to book a particularly early. Personally, I’m looking for a platform tent that is set back from the road with some trees that provide privacy from both the road and other campsites.
It is often very difficult to distinguish in the dark if the sites available to suit your needs, so do not be afraid to jump out of the car and explore with your headlamp or flashlight.
Once you select your site, leave your canvas tent. Delete the tent area all large rocks and sticks, then he lays off the mat. Set up your tent as you practiced at home, and position it so that it is as flat as possible. If there is a slight angle, set foot on the bottom and the head on top.
When the doors are open tent, try to keep your flashlight off white light environment so they do not attract insects inside. Wait until you have all zipped closed doors before lighting a white light.
To preserve your night vision and keep bugs off your face, use red light adjusting your flashlight if you have one.
Place food and other odorous items in a bag and suspend it from a tree to keep animals out.
Set an alarm if you need to get to the office for some time in the morning to check.
Salt out there and see the stars! Go on a night hike! There is much to do at night, so enjoy. Just stay safe!