|(Please note that
laundry facilities are not available at the lodge.)
A good quality two-piece
rain suit with a hood is a must. It should be made of coated nylon, with
factory-sealed seams. The expensive "Gore-tex" variety is not really necessary;
however, you may opt for this if you think you may have use for it again. Please
do not bring a plastic poncho or vinyl rain suit because this type tears too
easily and quickly becomes nonfunctional.
Comfortable, lightweight, and
water repellent. Nike, Vasque, Hi-Tec and Merrell all make lightweight hiking
boots that are moderately priced.
Comfortable and durable.
Include a pair of shorts, just in case.
T-shirts, flannel shirts,
lightweight long sleeve shirts, and turtlenecks are all good options.
|WARM JACKET /
A fleece or pile jacket
and/or a wool sweater offer great layers for extra warmth.
Wool socks and synthetic
liners are a good combination for hiking.
uppers and lowers.
Lightweight wool or pile
gloves are best.
|WOOL KNIT CAP:
You won't be sorry you
For sun protection.
|DAY PACK or HIP
This will come in handy for day
hiking and bus travel.
Great for day hikes.
The higher the percentage
of DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta- toluamide), the more effective it is against
mosquitoes. Natural repellents containing Citronella are less effective, but are
gentler on your skin. Creams and pumps are more environmentally friendly than
Binoculars, camera (extra
film and batteries), travel alarm clock, sunscreen sunglasses, field guides and
fauna, flashlight (August and September)