This December, I want to go on a 3-4 day backpacking trip but could use some help with suggestions. I am from Michigan, but am willing to travel anywhere in the continental U.S. as long as I end up somewhere warmer and more scenic than my home ground. I have snow gear, and am willing to sleep down to the 30s if need be so long as I can enjoy some warmth during the day.
- Continental U.S.
- No snow!
- No deserts
- 30-50mi hike
- Nights – 30F Low
- Days – 50F Low
Initially I was considering the Sequoia National Park thinking that the central California climate would be warm enough to avoid snow; but after discovering that it was in the Sierra Nevadas, I’m realizing my folly.
As of now, outside of Michigan, I’ve only backpacked in Kentucky, Glacier National Park, and the Adirondack Mountains and would love an adventure to a new ecosystem. The only thing I am hesitant about exploring are deserts or similar arid regions as I feel I am too inexperienced with such climates.
Any suggestions you may have would be greatly appreciated.