The Clothing and Gear list is the result of many years of staff and participant feedback. Please read and follow these suggestions and the check list closely. 

Check List: Lower Body Clothing
  • (OCT to APRIL Courses Only)1 pair medium weight synthetic or fleece pants (200 weight fleece)
  • (OCT to APRIL Courses Only)1 medium weight synthetic long underwear bottom
  • 1 lightweight synthetic long underwear bottom
  • 1-2 pairs of quick-dry, loose-fitting nylon trekking pants (can be the type that converts to shorts)
  • 1-2 pairs of quick-drying nylon shorts (no “short shorts”)
  • 2-6 pairs of synthetic, quick-dry (not cotton) underwear or boxer shorts


  • 1 pair of light to medium-weight hiking boots (see Hiking Boots section)
  • 1 pair of lightweight running shoes (see Additional Footwear section)
  • 1 pair of river cross shoes (see Additional Footwear section for important information on what is acceptable)
  • 1 pair of camp shoes (see Additional Definitions section for important information on what is acceptable)
  • 2-4 pairs of medium-weight wool or synthetic socks