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Summer Gear List
The gear lists below are based on the summer trek experience.  Treks during other seasons require equipment better suited for those conditions, see below.

 

Clothing

Do not bring cotton clothing.

  • Hiking boots (Previously broken in, not work boots)

  • Shorts

  • 1 set of quick drying pants and shirt

  • Socks 2-4 pr. (Mid-weight wool/synthetic and light synthetic liner)

  • Lightweight raingear

  • Baseball cap or hat with brim

  • Light wool sweatshirt or fleece

  • Long sleeve shirt

  • T-shirts (Suggest you bring a few cotton T-shirts, they are cooler during the summer but quick dry shirt, left, is a necessity)
  • wetshoes (for canoeing) - Aquashoes and old sneakers are good. Sandals are okay, but offer toes little protection.
  • Camp shoes (Old sneakers, sandals, etc.)

     


Gear
  • Sleeping bag (The type of bag you use is your choice. At times the Adirondack summer evening can be in the 40s.)
  • Frame pack (Internal or external)
  • Day pack
  • Sleeping pad
  • Plastic ground cloth
  • Water bottles (Please bring something sturdy that will not crack or leak. i.e. Official Summit Base Nalgene bottle)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Matches/lighter
  • Sun block
  • Zip lock Freezer bags
  • Compass & whistle
  • Bug repellent
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Plastic bowl
  • Spoon or fork
  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • Sunglasses

Canoe treks: Participants may wish to bring some type of waterproof bag. Heavy-duty trash bags work fine, to be placed over your pack. Dry bags are great, but sometimes prove awkward in canoe carry situations. You will want some type of frame pack to carry your equipment in.

We suggest keeping clothing in several zip lock bags (You may swamp)

Please do not bring denim jeans or clothing (other than T-shirts) made of cotton. When cotton becomes wet it loses its ability to insulate and dries very slowly.

A gear store in the Westchester county (NY) area is American Terrain in White Plains.

Remember to keep your pack light. Remember to leave room for group equipment and food.

Unless absolutely essential, please do not bring electronic communication equipment (cell phones, pagers, etc.) on trek.

Contact our trek coordinator, infosummitbase.com, with any gear questions.

 


Fall, Winter, Spring Gear List
The gear lists below are based on the fall, winter and spring trek experience.  Treks during other seasons require equipment better suited for those conditions.

 

Clothing
  • Hiking boots  (Previously broken in)
  • 2 sets of Bergelyene or silk long underwear and undershirt
  • 1-2 sets of heavy/mid-weight insulating long underwear and undershirt
  • Socks 3-4 pr. (Heavy wool/synthetic and light synthetic liner)
  • Some type of waterproof pants and jacket (Should be fairly heavy-duty)
  • Set of relaxed and warm camp clothes (Fleece pants are great)
  • Baseball cap or hat with brim
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Dry comfortable clothes for the ride home

 


Gear
  • Sleeping bag (Should be at least a 0 degree bag)

  • Frame pack (Internal or external)
  • Day pack (One per two people)
  • Sleeping pad (A must in winter)
  • Plastic ground cloth
  • Water bottles (Please bring something sturdy that will not crack or leak. i.e. Official Summit Base Nalgene bottle)
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Matches/lighter
  • Misc. rope or twine
  • Compass & whistle
  • Towel

 

  • extra garbage bags
  • extra ziplock bags
  • small notebook and pen
  • rope (groups should plan on bringing enough rope to tie their gear to the canoes, and for a bear bag and clothes line)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Plastic bowl
  • Spoon or fork
  • Flashlight w/ extra batteries
  • Camp shoes (Old sneakers, sandals, etc.)
  • Sunglasses

Please do not bring denim jeans or clothing (other than T-shirts) made of cotton. When cotton becomes wet it loses its ability to insulate and dries slowly.

Remember to keep your pack light. Remember to leave room for group equipment and food.

Unless absolutely essential, please do not bring electronic communication equipment (cell phones, pagers, etc.) on trek.

A gear store in the Westchester county (NY) area is American Terrain in White Plains.

Contact our trek coordinator, infosummitbase.com, with any gear questions.

 

 

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