Stick to small to medium-size duffle(s). Shoot to fit all your clothing and personal gear inside.
A pack with 10 to 30-liters of volume works well for this trip. You need space for layers, trail snacks, water, and odds and ends. We suggest using a daypack that works well with a hydration bladder.
These help keep your clothing and gear organized.
T-shirts or tops made for running or working out are good choices. Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics. A long-sleeve, light-color, vented sun shirt may also work well.
Bring shorts designed for running or working out. Loose or compression fit. Look for moisture-wicking nylon, polyester, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex fabrics. A pair of nylon hiking pants may also work well.
Look for wool, Capilene, or polyester fabrics. No cotton.
Moisture-wicking long underwear bottoms or ankle-length tights made for training/running. Look for wool, Capilene, nylon/spandex, or polyester/spandex. No cotton.
Stick to moisture-wicking fabrics. No cotton. If you pack shorts with built-in liners, you can pack fewer pairs of underwear.
(If applicable.) Stick to synthetic or wool fabrics. No cotton.
A polyester fleece jacket or synthetic "puffy" jacket. This should be able to be worn under your rain jacket. No cotton.
A lightweight polyester fleece top or other layer to add additional warmth. You should be able to wear this with all your other upper body layers.
A lightweight hard shell you can wear over your other upper body layers.
These provide warmth while paddling - even if wet.
A baseball hat, visor, or sun hat.
A wool, synthetic knit, or fleece hat for cool nights.
Pack fleece, Power Stretch, or other gloves made for running or for use as a medium-weight liner.
A multi-purpose piece of neck and headwear that our guides suggest.
Make sure these fit well with the socks you plan to use on the trail. Also, be aware that feet tend to swell over the course of an adventure. It’s best if your shoes are already broken-in when you arrive for the adventure.
Bring either sport sands with ankle straps (like Chacos or Tevas) or water shoes. Flip flops are not acceptable.
You’ll use these as camp shoes. A lighter weight and more packable shoe is advantageous.
We recommend sticking to purpose-built, medium-weight hiking socks from companies like Darn Tough and Smart Wool.
Pack at least 4oz of sunscreen. Our guides recommend SPF 30. Smaller containers work better than larger ones. No aerosol spray cans.
Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, moisturizer with SPF, brush/comb, etc.
(If applicable.) Tampons, Diva Cup, or pads. Pack 50% more supplies than you expect to need.
Look for the active ingredient DEET. Ben's brand is packaged well for backcountry travel. No aerosol sprays.
Bring a mummy-cut backpacking-style sleeping bag rated for 20-degrees Fahrenheit.
Minimum of 32oz volume. Pick a bottle with a screw-top lid that covers the areas your mouth contacts. A Nalgene-brand bottle is a good choice. If you pack a hydration bladder, you only need to pack one water bottle. Otherwise, pack two.
If you bring a hydration reservoir system you only need to bring one water bottle.
A compressible or inflatable camping pillow can make nights more comfortable.
Highly recommended! A Helinox-style or Crazy Creek-style camp chair is great for relaxing at camp. Stick to a very compact chair. Larger ones won't fit in the boats for the kayaking portion of the trip.
For an optional shower in Moab, dinner on day 4, and lunch on day 6.
Please consider rewarding hard work and excellent service with a guide gratuity at the end of the adventure.
Want to bring your own? No problem! Just let us know before your trip.
Sturdy, dome-style backpacking tents. Prefer to bring your own tent? No problem! Just let us know in advance of your trip.
Inflatable camping mattresses make nights more comfortable. You may also bring your own. Just let us know before your trip.
We cover the stoves, fuel, pots, pans, and utensils!
We have bowls, plates, sporks, and mugs. You can leave that rusty old spork at home!