Being prepared with the right gear and supplies is the first step to success when getting ready for your next adventure. The following is a simple framework to reference when you entering the pre-trip planning stage:
What should I wear?
Hiking-specific socks (wool recommended)
Short or long-sleeve shirt (synthetic or wool)
Lightweight shorts or pants
Hiking boots or trail-specific shoes
Lightweight fleece or synthetic jacket
What should I bring in my daypack?
Water bottles or hydration system (including water treatment system)
Food (energy bars, nuts, dried fruit or meat, etc.)
Sunscreen (SPF 30+ recommended)
Compass or GPS
Headlamp (including extra batteries)
Waterproof/breathable jacket or windproof shell
Basic first-aid kit
Knife or multi-tool
Signaling device or personal locator beacon
Again, this is a simple framework to reference and everyone has their own version. Test, learn and adjust and you will be on the path to success when entering the high alpine.
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