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Old Jul 17th, 2009, 05:51 PM
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Dayle's right about what to bring -- hats, bug repellent, and sunscreen are a must, as are sunglasses and water. This area is drier than you think and high in elevation, both of which can bring on dehydration problems faster than you might expect -- so drink water early and often, and plenty of it.
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Old Jul 17th, 2009, 07:19 PM
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I'm so happy you have decided to fly out and spend 3 days in Yellowstone.

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Thanks for the info! Very helpful! I will do the trip report when back.
Although my husband has, I have not flown since 1985. Can you take bug spray on airplane? I will have to check that out or buy once arrive in the area.
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I apologize if my response annoyed you but, looking at a map and figuring drive times is exactly how I have planned every road trip I've ever taken. I'm glad those with more patience have helped your rein in your trip to a reasonable length.
You'll love Yellowstone..it is so different from any where else on earth...we are lucky that it is in the United States. I'm hearing that there is a lot of road construction going on in the park so expect some delays. Here's a little preview for you:

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There are small plastic bottles of non-aresol bug spray that should work fine for your carry on. They come in the deep woods variety so don't require much.

Also remember extra memory cards for the camera, if not already on your list, as you'll be inspired to click away.

Listening to others planning their trips always inspires me to bring out the Atlas & drool!
At the moment I'm packing the powerboat for a week of houseboating on Powell, but also envy your trip to Yellowstone and look forward to your report on your return.

Happy Trails
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I'm so glad to hear you're going to have a decent amount of time in Yellowstone - you'll love it! As bachslunch said, be sure to drink lots of water while you're there, it will make a big difference in adjusting to the high altitude. I really like my Camelback water bottles with the bite valves; they make it easy to sip frequently - no unscrewing and screwing back on of bottle caps. Also, realize that the high elevation will cause you to get winded more easily, as you can't absorb as much oxygen, so don't be alarmed if you have to stop and catch your breath more often than usual when you're hiking or going uphill. Also, be sure to pack something warm, as it's possible for it to get surprisingly chilly there, even in mid-summer. If you have any binoculars bring them, so you can get a better look at the wildlife. Many people you encounter with spotting scopes who have found something interesting to see are generally pretty generous about letting others look through them, too.

There are plenty of stores in Yellowstone that sell outdoor gear and other necessities, so you can buy bug spray, sunscreen, water bottles, etc. if you forget to bring them.
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