- from The West
Your family is packing for a summer trip exploring the West. What will you bring?
Maybe you’ll pack a wetsuit for a surfing adventure in sunny Southern California. Maybe you’ll bring a snorkel and fins so you can observe vibrant fish and rare sea turtles in Hawaii’s coral reefs. Maybe you’ll even bring a snowsuit. Snow falls on some peaks in Alaska all year long.
Do you have a pair of binoculars? You may want to spot woodpeckers in the tall pine, fir, and spruce trees of Oregon and Washington. Can you bring a cowboy hat? You might ride horses like a real cowhand in Montana and Wyoming. If you pack a gold pan, you can visit historic gold-mining camps in Idaho and Nevada. Maybe you’ll bring a raft so you can drift down the rivers in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Because the West has so many different attractions, you have a lot of options on this summer trip.