Backcountry vs. frontcountry campsite
A backcountry campsite requires you to get there on foot, carrying what you need with you. A frontcountry campsite enables you to camp near your car.
This is a group of stones piled on top of each other, marking a route or landmark.
An incredibly handy device, it’s a light attached to an elastic band that you wear on your head to see in the dark.
It’s a discrete word for outhouse or bathroom.
Switchbacks make a Z-shaped trail up a hill. Hiking on them is easier than going directly straight up or down a steep hill.
Often marked by a sign, the trailhead is the start of a trail.
Water bottle filling station
Bring your own water bottle and get free spring water at the park’s filling stations.
These are often found at campgrounds, supplying potable water.