If you plan to drive up to high elevations, make sure to pack layers.
In the morning, I drove up Trail Ridge Road, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful roads in Colorado.
Since I wasn’t hiking until the afternoon, I hopped in the car wearing my Tevas, leggings, and a long-sleeved shirt.
Along the drive, there were dozens of places to pull off and take in the picturesque views of the Rockies. As we climbed higher and higher, I added layer after layer.
By the time I reached 12,000 feet above sea level, I was freezing and had added a pullover, jacket, beanie, and socks.
Since I wasn’t hiking to the higher elevations, my body wasn’t creating as much warmth — something I hadn’t considered before heading out for the day.