Reader Participation Day: What's Your Solution When the Weather Doesn't Cooperate During Your Trip?
Any park traveler knows that sooner or later Mother Nature will dish out a generous and sometimes unexpected helping of rain, snow, bone-chilling cold or scorching heat on your park vacation. When that happens, what's your approach to salvaging the trip?
To some extent, that answer depends on how severe the weather really is…and how long it might last. Warnings of a major hurricane or blizzard—or a forecast for a week of unrelenting rain—usually call for a change of plans, but what about that occasional day or two when a cold drizzle settles in to blot out the scenic view?
Some visitors hunker down with a good book or resort to electronic entertainment; others just don their rain gear and look for other subjects to photograph during their hike. Travelers with a bit less patience or a tighter schedule may decide to cut their losses and head down the road in search of more favorable climes.
What about you? How do you handle those days when the weather just doesn't cooperate with your outdoor plans?