The following is a list of items we recommend for our summer pack trips.

Clothing

  • 2 pair of long pants
  • Pair of shorts
  • 2 or 3 light sleeveless or t-shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Changes of underwear and socks (heavy wool socks are good for hiking)
  • Pair of sneakers (in camp shoes)
  • Pair of water sandals
  • Warm sweater or heavy shirt
  • Wind resistant jacket
  • RAINPROOF raingear (including rain pants)
  • Down or fiberfill vest
  • Bandanna or neck scarf
  • Cap or hat (for the sun)
  • Pair of wool gloves
  • Long underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Riding helmet
  • Batteries for flashlights, camera, etc.
  • Long underwear for pj’s

Equipment

  • Sleeping bag: nights may be frosty…bring a warm one
  • hiking boots; some kind of heel and no heavy tread is preferable for safety in the stirrup.  Plan to ride in these first day of trip.
  • Day pack (mostly for hikers)
  • 2 water bottles one could be a filtering water bottle
  • Air mattress or thin pad: we recommend the ¾ length self-inflating mattress
  • Garbage bags (unless you have waterproof duffel). You may also choose to compartmentalize your duffel by clumping different categories of goods in separate bags.
  • Collapsible hiking pole
  • Camera with a sturdy Ziploc bag for wet weather, flashlight (little and light), headlamp, allergy medications, if needed, insect repellent, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Small notebook for journal
  • Washcloth and small hand towel
  • Toiletries: contact lenses, toothbrush, floss, chap stick, medications etc.
  • Biodegradable shampoo and soap

We ask that you keep your duffel to 30 lbs

Long duffel bags are best for packing.  Your 30 lbs should include your bedroll, but NOT your camera, raingear and jacket (which will be attached to your saddle) and NOT one day’s set of clothes (which will be attached to you).

DO NOT plan on wearing a backpack while riding.  Everything you have with you on the saddle should fit in the saddle bags provided.  If not then you possibly should put excess in duffel.  Jackets can be rolled up and tied to the back of saddle.