From Aug. 17 to 30th this year, we are planning to fly to Jackson from Pennsylvania with our 5 kids, ages 18 months to 15 years old. We've never used a popup and I'm a bit daunted by all the work involved in setup, according to a setup video I've seen. My husband feels it would be warmer than tent camping, but I'd plan to use the Columbia Cougar Flats II family tent, with Alps Mountaineering airpads and 20-30 deg. Wenger bags.
How cold can it get at night that time of year? As greenhorns, would we be spending way too much time setting up and taking down the popup? We plan to cover Tetons first, then Yellowstone, then Glacier, then back to Jackson to fly home. Plan to change campgrounds every 1-2 days.
Would we be warmer in the popup, especially for the 18-month old? Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
BTW, I plan to reserve spots in Yellowtone & Glacier as I'm concerned it will still be busy in the campgrounds.
Thanks so much!