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- The Lamplighters Adventuring Society -


Simply bring clothes!  •  $245 / trip

Backpack  •  Rain Cover •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip



Backpack  •  Rain Cover  •  Sleeping Bag  •  Sleeping Pad  •  Camping Pillow  •  Trekking Poles  •  Headlamp  •  Batteries  •  Mug  •  Bowl  •  Utensils

* Tent already included with trip.

Simply bring clothes!  •  $245/trip


Backpacking Gear

  • Backpack, 70L
  • Sleeping Bag, rated 20°-30°.
    * Must be a backpacking bag that will compress into your backpack.
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Waterproof Stuff Sack for Sleeping Bag
  • Waterproof Stuff Sack for Clothing
  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlamp, with set of extra batteries
  • Water Bottles, any number of bottles that allow you to carry 3L total
  • Small Microfiber Towel

Hiking Clothes

Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton allowed.

  • Trail Running Shoes or Breathable Boots, already broken in
    * Climbing Half Dome: The route to the top of Half Dome is steep, smooth, and slippery. Bring boots with strong grip or trail running shoes with very sticky, new treads. Some people change into climbers “approach shoes.”
  • Grippy Gloves, for Half Dome trips only
    * Climbing Half Dome: The route to the top of Half Dome requires adventurers to grasp onto a wide metal cable. Bring well-fitting work or climbing gloves that allow you to grip the cable well and protect your hands.
  • Hiking Socks
  • Underwear
  • Running Shorts, 1 for entire trip
  • Hiking Pants, 1 for entire trip
    * Yellowstone & Yosemite: optional, check forecast.  Alaska: Must have.
  • Hiking Shirt, synthetic, lightweight
  • Mid-Layer Shirt, or fleece, optional if you have a warm jacket
  • Packable Puffy Jacket, down preferred, or lightweight synthetic
  • Sun Hat, or a baseball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimsuit, unless you want to use your underwear!
  • Water Shoes
    * Yosemite: Tight fitting sandals for wading.
    * Yellowstone & Alaska: Creek crossings necessary. Either use your hiking shoes, or bring old sneakers. NO sandals allowed.

Rain Gear

  • Backpack Rain Cover, must have
  • Rain Coat, must have
  • Rain Pants
    Yosemite & Yellowstone: optional. Check weather. Alaska: must have.

Warm Pajamas

Wool or synthetic fabric only. No cotton allowed.

  • Long underwear pants, light/mid weight
  • Long underwear top, light/mid weight
  • Warm wool socks, thick socks only for sleeping
  • Warm knit cap
  • Buff/Gaiter, similar to a lightweight scarf, optional

Meal Time

  • Cup or Mug
  • Bowl
  • Spoon, fork is optional


Keep kit as small as possible. It must fit into an already-packed bear canister!

  • Bathroom Kit, must bring all these items
    * Toilet Paper in a Ziploc
    Hand Sanitizer
    Lightweight Trowel, must have. No exceptions. (A cheap metal “snow stake” from REI will work)
  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick, with SPF sun protection
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Glasses/Contacts Accoutrements
  • Bug Spray, small bottle of DEET
  • Mosquito Head Net
  • Blister Protection, Band-Aids or Moleskin
  • Duct Tape, for field repairs. Wrap a small amount around chapstick or trekking pole.
  • Bags, one garbage bag and a few ziplock bags

Optional ITEMS

  • Ear Plugs, snoring, tents flapping loudly in the wind
  • Phone Battery
  • Mini Inflatable Pillow
  • Air Mattress Repair Kit
  • Lighter
  • Small Pocket Knife
  • Trail Running Gaiters, keeps rocks from getting in shoes
  • Warm Gloves
  • Cash, to tip your guide!


  • Meals, Snacks, Hot Drinks, from the first day’s dinner to the last day’s lunch
    * Food: There is no need to bring any food or snacks at all. Don’t forget to fill out the questionnaire!
  • Tent, everyone gets their own
  • Group Water Filters
  • Stoves
  • Pots and Pans
  • Bear Canisters or Rodent Proof Sacks, everyone will carry one. Save room for this in your pack!
  • Emergency GPS Device
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bear Spray, if needed
  • Maps
  • Wilderness Permit
  • Crampons or Micro Spikes, if needed
  • Adventure Journal and Pen, for drawing, writing, and being mindful in the mountains
  • Card Games
  • Tarp, our shelter during afternoon showers!


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