You’ll need to provide your own:

  • Fast-drying shorts (one pair), not cotton

  • One T-shirt (may be cotton)

  • Camp shoes (lightweight sneakers)

  • Sun-hat (ball cap)

  • Lighter

  • Toiletries (tooth brush, floss, etc.) No heavy items!


The following items can be purchased at the Trek Center, or you can supply your own. (For questions about what any of this gear is, or where to buy it, contact us.)

  • Wool socks (three pairs)

  • Liner socks (two pairs)

  • Polypropylene long underwear (tops and bottoms)

  • Warm hat

  • Warm gloves and/or mittens

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

Please note: NO COTTON. Cotton is the most effective material for cooling the body and takes forever to dry when it gets wet. With the exception of a T-shirt in summer, cotton is a poor choice to bring into the backcountry.


The following items are supplied at no charge. Or, you may bring your own equipment if it is approved by your Trek Leader.

  • Clothing (rain jacket and pants; wind shirt and pants; fleece jackets, vests and pants; headlamps, hiking boots)

  • Equipment (backpacks, sleeping bag, sleeping pad)

  • Group gear (tents or tarps, stoves, cooking gear, water purification tablets, hand sanitizer, repair materials, first aid kits)