Gear List For Backpacking
The key to staying comfortable is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. Try to bring only what is necessary!
Daytime temperatures usually range between 60º and 90º F, with evening temperatures dropping to the 40s and 50s. Early- or late-season trips will experience a wider range of temperatures. Thunderstorms are a possibility any time in the mountains, though unlikely.
Keep it light…every ounce counts. Carry no more than 1/4 your body weight.
If you need to rent gear, call REI or other outdoor outfit to reserve it.
Water Filter, Cooking Stoves, First Aid Kit, Rope
Less than you think! Count your meals, measure portions, and then take a little extra. You have to carry out what you don’t eat!
Heavy but worthwhile if you can handle a little more weight: