Inadequate personal clothing and equipment will compromise your ability to participate fully and will jeopardize the safety of your entire group. Any hiker not properly equipped at the trailhead may be disqualified from the trip by the leader. All gear should be tested and adjusted prior to the trip.
____ Top and bottom underwear made of mid-weight polypropylene, or any similar wicking materials.
____ Two insulating layers for the upper body; common combinations are wool sweater or wool shirt with a fleece jacket.
____ One insulating layer for the lower body e.g. tight-weave wool or breathable nylon/Gore-Tex over long underwear - NO jeans or sweat pants
____ Water proof wind gear, parka and pants
____ Extra insulating layers, fleece or down, for times of low activity
____ Two hats, fleece or wool plus a balaclava
____ Windproof outer gloves or mittens, wool mittens, plus polypro liner, hand and toe chemical warmers.
____ Heavy wool socks plus liners (extra pair in pack)
____ Winter hiking boots: felt-lined pac-boots (e.g. Sorels), plastic mountaineering boots
____ Winter gaitors
____ Face Mask and Ski Goggles (required on some trips but check with the leader)
____ Back-pack (2500-4000 cu. in.) ; lined with a trash bag
____ Snowshoes (required on most trips but check with the leader)
____ Ski poles
____ Crampons with protectors or bag (required on some trips but check with the leader)
____ Two (2) trash bags
____ Ice-ax with protector (required on some trips - check with the leader)
____ Compass and map
____ Two (2) liters of water (wide-mouth plastic bottle in insulated container )
____ Headlamp with spare batteries
____ First-aid kit
____ Toilet paper
____ Matches or fire starter
____ Food and snacks
____ Pocketknife and whistle
SEM Hiking Committee 4/8/98