July 26-29 2017 Register

Items to bring on the bus

  • Packed Lunch
  • Satchel- Bag will be provided
  • Good quality water bottle (filled) with a way to carry it (carabineer, strap, pouch, etc.; will be used on the trail, must be sturdy and last the entire Trek.
  • Prescription eye glasses, if needed (contacts will be difficult with dust and wind).

Things to have in your pocket, or provided satchel- bring day of Trek

  • Lip balm or chapstick- with SPF
  • Small sunscreen SPF 30 or higher
  • Small hand sanitizer
  • Tissues/wipes
  • Band-Aids (3-5)
  • Moleskin
  • Pen or pencil
  • Harmonica, or other small instruments (optional)
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • Disposable Camera (optional)
  • Eye Drops (optional)
  • Medication, if needed on the trail
    • Use Ziploc bags to keep things organized and clean (journal, meds etc.)

Items to Bring to the Stake Center the Night Before:

Items packed in a heavy duffle bag.  label with name and ward

  • Warm Sleeping Bag- warm enough for a cold night in the mountains
  • Small Pillow -labeled
  • THIN light weight pad. (No air mattress or thick foam pads).
    • Should be no larger than 6-inches in diameter when rolled up. -labeled
  • Blanket- labeled
  • Warm wind resistant Coat- place warm gloves and ski hat in pockets (nights will be cold). -labeled


Items to be put in a 5-gallon bucket with a water tight lid.

–labeled name & ward


  • All Clothing excluding the First day (see requirements).
  • BOM/ Journal (provided by the Stake)
  • Story of who you are Trekking for to share with your family.
  • Pocket –sized flashlight or head lamp with sufficient batteries.
  • One tin pie plate and set of old silverware (no paper products or plastic ware)
  • Metal or plastic sturdy cup
  • Wash cloth
  • Small hand towel
  • Rain poncho or water proof jacket with hood (very important). PACK AT TOP
  • Insect Repellent- with 30% DEET in small containers (non-aerosol, finger pump bottles work best). May treat your clothing with Permethrin beforehand (at least 24 hours)
  • Chafing powder (Anti-Monkey Butt spray or powder) A MUST HAVE!!!

Put in Ziploc Baggie inside bucket

  • Bar of Soap (small, travel size)
  • Ziploc baggie with baby wipes inside
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Deodorant
  • Allergy Medications- Include note from parents about appropriate use.
  • Medication (prescriptions, epipen if needed, allergies, inhaler, etc.)
  • Toenail clippers


Clothing Requirements- Everyone (put into bucket)- labeled name & ward

  • Sturdy durable hiking/walking shoes. Your shoes should be thoroughly broken in and comfortable before trek. Do NOT use new shoes. Sturdy running or tennis shoes that lace up tight will work fine. No sandals or flip flops at all.
  • Back up pair of shoes in a grocery bag. (optional)
  • 4 pair of moisture wicking socks. Synthetic or wool blend socks designed for hiking. DO NOT WEAR COTTON SOCKS.
  • Knee high nylon socks (to wear under the hiking socks to reduce friction that causes blisters). (optional)
  • Warm pajamas or sweats only for sleeping- beanie cap (nights can be cold).
  • Sweatshirt or Hoodie
  • 3 sets of under clothing (full coverage underwear to prevent chafing).
  • Moisture wicking tight workout shorts to be worn under pants/skirt (highly recommended to prevent chafing YM & YW).
  • Work gloves (to prevent blisters while pushing/pulling handcart)
  • A small empty garbage bag for wet/dirty clothes
  • Neck cooler (synthetic fabric best)

 Clothing Requirements for Women- wear one, pack the rest

  • 2 mid-calf length long sleeve dresses or skirts with long sleeve blouses- light color will be cooler. (skirt must be above ankles for easier walking)
  • 1-2 pair bloomers (can make out of old PJ pants or scrubs- put elastic in the bottom)
  • 1-2 aprons with pockets- optional, but very useful
  • Supply of feminine hygiene items
  • Pioneer bonnet with neck flap to protect from sun (see pattern on web site) OR brimmed hat

 Clothing for Men- Wear one, pack the rest

  • 2 pair wool, canvas, or cotton pants- light colored will be cooler
  • Belt or suspenders
  • 2 Long sleeve button shirts, cotton or cotton-poly blend with collar (light colored)
  • No T-Shirts or logos/graphics
  • Can take the collar off an old dress shirt to make a “pioneer” shirt (see pattern on trek blog)
  • 1 western style hat with brim- make sure it has a chin strap, it could be windy


  • Anything not on this list, especially:
  • Electronic devices of any kind (mobile phones, mp3 players, iPod, headsets, etc.)
  • Baseball caps, shorts, Levi’s, jeans
  • Toys (footballs, Frisbees, hacky sacs, cards, etc.)
  • Canned or bottled drinks, candy or sweets (snacks and treats will be provided)
  • Hair dryers, curling irons, makeup or curlers, jewelry
  • Matches, lighters, fireworks, etc.
  • No knives of any kind, No hatchets
  • No immodest clothing (see-thru when wet or dry)


  • Tie a unique fabric on your bucket and duffle bag for easy spotting
  • Your bucket cannot weigh more than 17lbs
  • Duffle type bag should only have those items listed in that section.
  • Pioneer clothing must be worn throughout the entire trek except when in your sleeping bag. This will provide a pioneer spirit and physical protection from the elements.
  • Many clothing items can be purchased at D.I.
  • All gear will be in one of three places: in a 5-gallon bucket, in a large duffle bag or heavy-duty garbage sack, or satchel. The bucket will contain your personal items and the duffle/garbage sack will contain your sleeping items. Remember to label everything with your first and last name along with your ward.