Recommended Gear

  • backpack
  • tent, fly and groundcloth (share if you desire) Bear Canister
  • cold weather sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • bear canister - REQUIRED
  • breakfast for three days (1st resupply at Tuolumne Mdws)
  • lunch for three days
  • dinner for four days (everything must fit in bear canister!)
  • camp stove (one for every two people)
    • extra fuel
  • cooking pots/utensils
  • plate/bowl/cup & utensils
  • water filter (one for every two people)
  • water container(s)
  • headlamp and/or flashlight
    • extra batteries & bulb
  • rain gear - jacket and pants
  • cold weather gear (temps could be in the 30s at night - see the weather info!)
    • down or fleece jacket/vest
    • stocking cap Black Bear
    • gloves or mittens
    • long underwear
    • other stuff
  • wide-brimmed hat
  • bandanas
  • long-sleeved shirt
  • short-sleeved shirt
  • long pants
  • shorts
  • extra socks/underclothing
  • camp shoes/sandals
  • camp towel
  • miscellaneous
    • ID, credit card, cash - $200.00
    • first aid kit (moleskin, ACE bandages & pins, adhesive bandages, painkillers, antibiotic ointment, gauze pads, adhesive tape, personal medications as required)
    • survival kit (space blanket, whistle, signal mirror, lighter or waterproof matches, emergency fire starter, water purification tablets, candle, pocket knife or multitool)
    • small-diameter nylon cording (50 feet - comes in handy sometimes)
    • insect repellent - 100% DEET recommended
    • sunscreen - SPF 15 or higher - and lip balm
    • sunglasses
    • extra gallon-size zip-loc bags (for trash, electronic gear, et cetera)
    • trowel
    • toilet paper
    • personal hygiene items

Additional Gear...

  • small amount of duct tape
  • hiking sticks/poles
  • camera
    • extra batteries/cards
  • notebook & pen/pencil or Digital Voice Recorder
  • book
  • maps (I'll have a set)
  • GPS
    • extra batteries
  • other personal gear
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