Outdoors

Day hiking checklist

What to bring on a typical Sierra Nevada day hike:

ESSENTIALS

  • Day pack or fanny pack
  • Water (at least 32 ounces)
  • High-energy food
  • Proper footwear
  • Waterproof jacket/poncho
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Map
  • Shade hat
  • STRONGLY SUGGESTED

    • Sunglasses
  • Extra clothing
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Pocketknife
  • Waterproof matches
  • Extra socks
  • Binoculars
  • Water filter/iodine tablets
  • Toilet paper & Ziploc bags
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Watch
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