Peak Experiences

Packing List

Peak Experiences - Packing List

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Equipment that OP will provide (Feel free to bring your own if you wish)

-Large capacity backpack*  (minimum 70L capacity if bringing your own)


-Sleeping system  (sleeping bag and pad)* 15-20 degree bag will work great for most people                                                                        

Personal Clothing/Equipment List

-Pair fleece or wool pants (No Cotton ie. jeans or sweat pants)

1- Fleece top or mid-weight wool sweater

1- Light or medium weight long underwear  top and bottom

1- Warm jacket  heavy fleece or down

1- Warm hat (not cotton)

1- Hat with brim (baseball)

1- Waterproof shell  (upper) NO ponchos or wind shells.

1- Pair waterproof pants (optional but nice)

1- Pair of wool or fleece gloves or mittens

3- Pair heavyweight wool or fleece socks (optional – sock liners)

1- Pair sturdy hiking boots or trail shoes (NO tennis shoes or Five Fingers!) 

1- Pair light weight camp shoes (tennis/athletic shoes work great)

2- T-shirts

1- Pair of shorts, quick drying

3- Underwear

2- Stuff sacks for organizing clothing

1- Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries

1- Bandana

1- Pair sunglasses

1- Small sunscreen

1- Lip balm with sunscreen

1- Pocket knife with can opener

1- Small toilet kit

-Small biodegradable soap

-Toothbrush and toothpaste

-Women, bring tampons

-Do not bring makeup, deodorant, perfume, etc. (it’s too heavy!)

2- Water bottles (enough to carry 1/2 gallon. If you bring a bladder system, also bring 1 bottle in case of breakage)

1- Spoon, insulated cup, bowl


Camera, journal, pen/pencil, compass, natural history books

Affordable Options: There are many affordable alternatives to going out and buying all this gear at an outdoor store if you don’t have it already. Check out this VIDEO for more information.

packing camping gear into van