Please consider the following for your trip planning with us:

*  Avoid street shoes, if possible, or open-toed shoes.
*  Low-cut gentle trail walking shoes are ideal for this trip.
*  Higher-cut day-hiking boots (that support the ankle) provide the best stability, especially on any uneven ground.

*  New boots /shoes should be broken in a little before your trip as this will ensure fewer foot issues like blisters. 
*  Check to ensure that boot/shoe laces are not overly worn (bring a spare set of the appropriate length, if necessary).

*  Pack along a sun hat, sunblock/lipblock, and having sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection is essential.
*  Guests should pack warm clothing, even on forecasted warm days(ex. softshell, warm fleece, and/or Gore-Tex style shell jacket) in the event of cool winds, cloud cover, rain, or a delay in the mountains.

*  A bandana for dipping into cool water/creeks can be helpful on hot days.
*  Lightweight merino wool as a base layer or primary layer is often better than cotton, but not required.
*  comfortable summer hiking stretch-weave style outdoor pants or zip-out shorts are ideal. Cotton jeans are discouraged.

*  We will supply a delicious, catered lunch.
*  We will also make water available for the trip; however, guests may also consider bringing an additional water bladder along if guests are accustomed to drinking more during exercise/outings. 

*  We often have the opportunity to do some light hiking through gentle meadows on these picnic trips, but this is at the discretion of the guest.
*  Guests may wish to bring a collapsible ski/trekking pole as an aid on uneven ground; your guide often has spares available.
*  We have bug repellant available, in case it is required.
*  If guests do wish to rent hiking boots, then it may be possible for us to do so. Please let us know in advance, so that we may make arrangements. If so, then we will require your U.S. shoe size.
Please contact us should you have any other questions.