Note: PLEASE try to bring as few cotton items as possible. Synthetic materials (like polypropylene, capilene, and fleece**) dry much faster and keep your body much warmer than cotton — very valuable traits in the event of rain.

Things to wear:

  • 4 pairs of wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking shoes (boots, trail runners, or stury running shoes)
  • 1 pair of camp shoes (sneakers, sandals, or slip-ons)
  • 4 pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of long underwear
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 pair of long pants
  • 1 long-sleeved base layer
  • 2 short-sleeved shirts
  • 1 warm outer layer
  • 1 waterproof rain jacket
  • 1 warm hat
  • Sunscreen

* Avoid cotton and linen fabrics – wicking is the best

Things you don’t wear, but need to have:

  • 1 internal or external frame backpack – at least 50 liters (available to rent)
  • 1 sleeping bag rated to 40F or lower (available to rent)
  • 1 sleeping pad
  • 3 32oz water bottles (or equivalent water capacity)
  • 1 flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries
  • 1 eating bowl with utensils
  • 1 toothbrush and tube of toothpaste
  • 2 large trash bags
  • Any required medication

Optional, but recommended:

  • Sunglasses, cap and/or bandana
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Extra snacks (plenty will be provided, but a personal snack bar or two can’t hurt)

Things you shouldn’t bring:

  • Phone, computer, or other electronics
  • Soap, cosmetics, or deordorant
  • Alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products

Tips and Tricks:

  • Backpacks – at least 50 liters or 3000 cubic inches
  • Hiking shoes – break them in before the trip to avoid blisters

* We may be able to rent a backpack and/or sleeping bag for you at a small fee.
** If you don’t recognize these terms, ask anyone who is familiar with backpacking.