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The packing list below is a general overview of appropriate clothing for your backpacking adventures with First Descents. Outfitters will provide all gear and equipment including backpacking packs, tents, trekking poles, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad. Never been backpacking? No problem! Our guides will teach you the backpacking basics so you’ll be prepared for every adventure! Be sure to look at your personal page for packing details specific to your program. Please contact First Descents if you have any questions regarding this packing list.
Extras (Sun Protection)
Cotton is a poor choice for outdoor activities due to its high thermal conductivity (rate of energy loss). When it gets wet, cotton allows the moisture to sit on your skin, in turn, cooling you instead of keeping you warm. In other words, you don’t stay very warm or dry with cotton!
All food will be provided – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, drinks, snacks, snacks and more snacks!