Optional Items

It's nice to go light, but many past students also recommend bringing the following items:

  • Trekking poles: Help distribute weight while hiking with heavy packs; great if you have weak ankles/knees
  • Medicated powder like Gold Bond™
  • Crazy Creek camp chair 
  • Camera (with extra batteries and memory card or extra film)
  • 1 pair climbing shoes (if your course includes rock climbing; must be inspected and approved by instructors at course start)