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What to bring for your summer hiking and/or mountain climbing trip


    • Loose-fitting clothes: synthetic wicking materials are best, never cotton or denim jeans
    • Lightweight, water-resistant jacket at a minimum, waterproof is best (pants are advisable, if rain is eminent)
    • Lightweight synthetic fleece is advisable
    • Hiking boots are necessary for all but flat terrain hikes. Sneakers may be acceptable on flat terrain, but no boat shoes or slip-ons (i.e. Crocs, clogs, etc.)
    • Bug repellant, sunscreen, hat, bandana, sunglasses
    • Extra shirts (2) and socks (1 pair)
    • Winter hat and mittens, for above trips above treeline

    How to dress, using the gear above

    • Dress in layers - temperatures can vary by 10-20 degrees or more depending on the season and elevation
    • Pack more than you think you need - better to carry extra than to not have enough
    • Plan for rain, even if there is none in the forecast
    • Change your shirt and socks for the descent - dry, clean clothes make a difference in your attitude and comfort level

    Top 10 Must-Have Items for All-Day hikers

    • Map/Compass (local map)
    • Extra Clothing
    • Extra Food
    • Extra Water
    • Illumination (flashlight or headlamp)
    • Sun screen/sunglasses
    • First Aid Kit
    • Fire starters/Matches
    • Emergency Shelter (small tarp or space blanket)
    • Knife/Leatherman-Repair kit

    Questions about your specific activity? Please contact the Activities Concierge Desk at 603-278-8989.

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What to bring for your mountain biking trip


    • Loose fitting clothes - synthetic wicking materials are best, denim jeans, khakis are not advised. Plan on getting a little dirty!
    • Padded cycling shorts are highly recommended
    • Cycling shoes or sneakers - no boat shoes or slip-ons (i.e. Crocs, clogs, etc.)
    • Eye protection
    • Helmet
    • Body armor is recommended for downhill

    Questions about your specific activity? Please contact the Activities Concierge Desk at 603-278-8989.

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What to bring for your fishing trip


    • Loose fitting comfortable clothes
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Lightweight water resistant jacket
    • Bug repellant, sunscreen
    • Hat, sunglasses

    Questions about your specific activity? Please contact the Activities Concierge Desk at 603-278-8989.

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