I am doing my first winter camping trip into the park in March. Any suggestions to appropriate sleeping bag to get? Would a -12 bag work or should a colder rated bag be more effective?
What sort of footwear would be best, winter hiking boots or winter snow boot?
Any tips are welcome as I am quite green to winter camping :D
As far as sleeping bags go I am a big fan of using a fairly warm bag along with a lightweight summer bag as an overbag.
For boots, I use sturdy hiking boots for snowshoeing or obviously skiboots for skiing. My biggest preference for footware though is to have a pair of loosefitting warm booties with an overboot that I can wear around camp. Personally I use the booties from MEC along with an unlined pair of Neos overboots but there are lots of combinations. I find this to be the warmest option.
This is for coldcamping, for hot-tenting something different mught be more appropriate but I leave that to others here that know more about that.