What to wear:
- Some trails are suitable for sneakers but hiking boots or shoes may be required on some. A pair of hiking socks is also a great idea. They keep the feet cool in summer and warm in winter but can also help reduce friction. Sandals, high heels or open shoes or inappropriate.
- Comfortable clothing-In warmer seasons lightweight materials, avoid cotton and jeans. Breathable, moisture wicking fabrics are extremely comfortable in the summer. Especially if the day is humid and/or extremely warm. In the colder weather layers are always the best. Wool is my preference and breathable layers are extremely comfortable.
- Gloves during the cold weather and also gaiters are great protection from snow in your boots. I also use gaiters during the summer if we have had a lot of rain. It keeps the mud out of your boots.
- Hats are always great for sun protection but also for warmth in the winter.
- Backpack: Something lightweight, you can carry your lunch or snack. At least two water bottles or a camelback, even in the winter you should stay hydrated. It is also handy to carry your extra layer so you can add or remove as you warm up.
- And don't forget your camera!
You must notify the guide of any allergies or illnesses before the hike.
Sign a release of liability waiver and bring with you the day of hike.