It’s Fall! You know that that means. Changing colors, cools weather, maybe some sweaters. For this Mountain Chick, though, it means it’s hiking season. I’m based out of Arizona, so in the summer heat, I resort to late night camping in the hopes of escaping the sun for a little bit while still being outside, which usually results in me picking out a campsite, waking up in the A.M., then realizing that my midnight vision of what I thought the site actually looked like, is completely different.
Meh, story of my life. Well those days are over…for now. Anyhow, I am a bit of a lazy hiker/ explorer in the sense that I don’t like going through my pack again and again and again to make sure I have everything. I usually have the same items in my bag or on me, plus or minus a few depending on the weather/ trail.
Below is a list of items I take with me on trail, just about all day every day.
*This is a comprehensive list of gear that I bring with me. You will not need every item for every trip.*
Favorite Day Pack/ Go-To: Gregory Packs Citro 25L
Favorite Overnight Pack: Gregory Packs Jade
Warm Jacket – Patagonia Nano Puff
Rain Jacket – The North Face
Moisture-wicking T Shirt – Mountain Chicks Classic Tee
Quick-drying pants / shorts
Buff – Mountain Chicks Yosemite Buff
Socks – I get mine from Eddie Bauer
Hiking Boots – KEEN Terradora Waterproof Mid
Sunscreen – Bare Republic
Contact Lenses/ Glasses (I’m blind lol)
Tea Tree Oil
First Aid Kit
Folding Camp Chair
Dehydrated Meals - Backpacker’s Pantry Pad Thai
PROBAR Meal Bars,
NuttZo Nut Butter Packets
Hardy Fruit (Apples, pears, oranges)
I hope this list serves you well on your next adventure! What do you always pack with you? Leave a comment below and let us know! Don’t forget to shop Mtn Chicks gear when you’re done!
Dani is the Founder of Mountain Chicks and the primary author of the Mtn Chicks Blog. Here you'll find outdoor tips, travel experiences, gear reviews and more.