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Equipment List


Below is a list of the gear you will need to help insure a safe and fun hike. It is imperative that each participant have the gear listed under the essentials header. We want to make sure everyone who wants to hike can, and we are working on our end to make sure we have extra supplies. If you have gear that you can lend or are in need of gear, please contact



  • Hiking Backpack
  • Pack rain cover
  • Tent suited to terrain, with guy lines and repair sleeve
  • Tent footprint (optional)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag suitable for wet weather and anticipated temperatures
  • Whistle (plus signaling mirror)
  • Watch
  • pocket Knife or multi-tool
  • Compass
  • Trekking poles (optional, but recommended)
  • LED headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water filter and backup treatment system
  • backpacking camping stove
  • Matches or lighter
  • Cook set, dishes, bowls, utensils, cups (measuring/drinking)
  • Nylon cord (at least 60 feet)

Clothing and Footwear

  • Wicking, quick-drying underwear
  • Wicking, quick-drying sports bra
  • Wicking, quick-drying long underwear
  • Wicking, quick-drying T-shirt and long-sleeve shirt
  • Quick-drying pants
  • Quick-drying shorts (optional)
  • Fleece jacket or vest, or insulated jacket or vest
  • Fleece pants (optional)
  • Waterproof/breathable rain jacket suitable for the conditions
  • Handkerchief
  • Sun-shielding hat or ball cap
  • gloves or mittens (option based on weather)
  • Hiking boots or hiking shoes suited to terrain
  • Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
  • Sandals/Flops (for fording streams and relaxing in camp)
  • swimwear (optional)
  • Emergency Thermal Blanket

Personal Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottles or hydration reservoirs (3 liters total capacity)
  • sunscreen
  • chap stick
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Castile Soap
  • Toilet paper off the roll and Handkerchief
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Moon cycle items
  • Personal wipes
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • Medications
  • Insect Repellent
  • Tick-removal tool (optional)
  • Bear spray (optional)
  • Cell phone (don’t rely on service)
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Journal, pen and e-reader or reading material (optional)
  • Credit card; cash for layover days and camping fees
  • Trip itinerary left with friend