Backpacking Trip

Must haves:

  • Hiking boots (make sure you have broken them in)
  • Winter jacket (depending on temperature)
  • One fleece sweatshirt
  • For the length of the trip you should have dry change of clothes and socks for each day (wool and/or synthetic blend, non-cotton shirts that wicks away moisture)
  • Hat (for rain, cold, sun)
  • Gloves (depending on weather)
  • Hand towel and wash cloth
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries (biodegradable soap for back country)
  • Headlamp and/or flashlight
  • 2-liter water bottle and/or water bladder (i.e. Camelback)

Optional Items:

  • Trekking poles
  • Wet wipes
  • Bug repellent
  • Compass
  • Pocket knife
  • Pen and notebook
  • Harmonica
  • Binoculars
  • Camera