Equipment List: One Day Hiking Trip

Use this equipment list is for one-day hiking trips, including South Sister and Middle Sister.

You must have all the items on this list regardless of season or forecast. Please call us if you have any questions. Your guide will not let you climb if you don’t have appropriate gear. Please arrive at your meet-time dressed for the activity. There will be time for questions and adjustments.


Personal Gear

  • Small Backpack – 15-25 L
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
  • Trekking Poles– Highly recommended to support knees on the downhill
  • Lunch/Snacks – Food for a strenuous 8 hour day
  • Water Bottles – Two 1-liter bottles required.  (ex: Nalgene)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun Block – SPF 30 or higher
  • Lip Balm – SPF 15 or higher
  • Toilet Paper – Just in case!
  • Headlamp – For alpine starts (ex: Petzl Headlamps)
  • Personal First Aid Kit – Moleskin, ibuprofen, aspirin, antacids, personal prescriptions, band-aids.