Essential Accessories

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Beyond base layer, mid layer and outwear, be sure to bring the following gear and accessories to ensure warmth, comfort and preparedness for any adventure. Click here for a downloadable PDF of our Essential Gear Checklist.


  • Wool or fleece hat to prevent heat loss
  • Waterproof gloves/mittens
  • Gaiters
  • Sunglasses

Recreational/Trail Gear

  • Small day pack
  • Water (16 oz/hr)
  • Trail snacks (snowshoeing burns 420-1000 calories per hour!)
  • Adjustable Poles
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera and/or binoculars

Backcountry/Off-Trail Gear

  • All of the items above
  • Gear Ties
  • First Aid Kit
  • Detailed map of the area
  • Compass and/or GPS unit
  • Light source
  • Multi-tool for repairs
  • Matches or lighter
  • Avalanche transceiver, shovel and probe if traveling into avalanche-prone areas