We recommend packing one or two small to medium-size duffle(s) with all your clothing and personal gear. It’s OK to bring a suitcase instead, but most adventurers prefer working out of soft-sided duffel bags.
A pack with 10 to 30-liters of volume works well. You need space for layers, trail snacks, water, and odds and ends. We recommend using a daypack that works well with a hydration reservoir.
Synthetic T-Shirts, Tanks, or Athletic Tops
Tops made for running or working out are good choices. Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics.
Hiking or Athletic Shorts
Bring shorts designed for running or working out. Look for moisture-wicking nylon, polyester, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex fabrics. No cotton.
Hiking Pants or Full-Length Athletic Bottoms
Bottoms designed for hiking, running, or working out. Loose or compression fit. Look for moisture-wicking nylon, polyester, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex fabrics.
Long Sleeve Baselayer Top
Look for wool, Capilene, or polyester fabrics. No cotton.
Pair of Baselayer Bottoms
Moisture-wicking long underwear bottoms or ankle-length tights made for training or running. Look for wool, Capilene, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex. No cotton.
(If applicable.) Stick to synthetic or wool fabrics. No cotton.
Upper Body Insulation Layer
A warm, thick polyester fleece jacket or synthetic "puffy" jacket. This should be able to be worn under your rain jacket. No cotton.
Waterproof/Breathable Rain Jacket
A lightweight hard shell you can wear over your other upper body layers.
Casual Clothing for Travel
Hat with a Brim
A baseball hat, visor, or sun hat.
Crocs, sneakers, or light hiking shoes work well.
Pair of Hiking Shoes or Boots
Make sure these fit well with the socks you plan to use on the trail. Also, be aware that feet tend to swell over the course of an adventure. It’s best if your shoes are already broken-in when you arrive for the adventure.
A bag rated for 30-degrees is appropriate for this adventure.
A compressible or inflatable camping pillow can make nights more comfortable.
LED Headlamp and Spare Batteries
Hydration Reservoir System
Pack a water bottle to drink from at camp and in the van. (We recommend using a hydration reservoir system on the trail.)
Sunglasses with Strap
We recommend SPF 30. No aerosol spray cans.
Lip Balm with SPF
Small Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, moisturizer with SPF, brush/comb, etc.
Small Microfiber Camp Towel
Any Medications You Take
Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
(If applicable) Tampons, Diva Cup, or pads. Pack 50% more supplies than you expect to need.
Spare Glasses or Contact Lenses
Look for the active ingredient DEET. Ben's brand is packaged well for backcountry travel. No aerosol sprays.
Bathing / Body Wipes
Please consider rewarding hard work and excellent service with a guide gratuity at the end of the adventure.
Notebook and Pen