First Year Mountain Experience
Gear List

Please limit your luggage to one mid-size duffel bag or suitcase and your day backpack as space is limited in the vans. 

What you need to bring: (mandatory items)

  • Reusable water bottles (essential) or hydration system (i.e. Camelbak)
  • Sturdy backpack suitable for a day hike
  • Jacket
  • T-shirt(s)
  • Shorts/pants
  • Medium weight shirt
  • Fleece/wool jacket or sweater
  • Fleece/wool hat
  • Fleece/wool gloves or mittens
  • Wool or synthetic socks
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Sturdy sneakers, hiking shoes/boots suitable for a 6 mile hike
  • Rain Protection
  • Hat w/brim or visor (baseball hat)
  • Watch
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen/Sunblock
  • Lip balm
  • Headlamp or small flashlight
  • Personal toiletries
  • Sunglasses

Optional items:

  • Personal journal
  • Camera
  • Personal reading book
  • Music device
  • Spending money for snacks/souvenirs
  • Sandals 
  • Linens are included in the Mountain Experience fee, but you can bring your own if that would make you more comfortable.
    *Linens include: sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.