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Yellowstone Clothing and Gear Lists
  Below is a general list of recommended clothing and gear items. The details may vary depending on the specific trip you're doing, the length of the trip, and the nature of the trip (i.e. backpacking, basecamp, or Inn-based). You'll receive a detailed trip packet when you register that more specifically outlines the clothing and gear recommendations for your trip. Please feel free to call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) with any questions.  
  (A) = Available at Wildland Trekking Outfitters Online Store  
  • Sturdy Hiking boots, mid weight, lug-soled, above the ankle, waterproof and ideally well broken in Important note: Buy your boots 1/2 size to 1 size larger than your street shoes to allow for feet swelling and thicker socks (A)
  • Lightweight tennis shoes or Crocs®, for camp (A)
  • Hiking socks, one pair for every two days of your trip, plus an extra pair to sleep in. Recommended brands include Bridgedale®, Smartwool®, or similar padded socks (wearing thin liner socks under your hiking socks is highly recommended). No cotton socks!! (A)
  • Gaiters (A)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap and bandana (A)
  • Mosquito head net (A)
  • Warm hat and gloves, sherpa style hat and light-to-mid weight fleece or wool gloves (A)
  • Long underwear, one pair of wicking tops and bottoms that are light-to midweight, example materials include capilene, merino wool, polypropylene, etc. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • T-shirt or nylon travel shirt (A)
  • Warm top, mid-weight shirt, sweater or pullover, also wicking material such as merino wool, fleece or polypropylene (A)
  • Fleece jacket or insulated coat, warm, lightweight and packable fleece jacket or coat insulated with a synthetic material (A)
  • Nylon pants and shorts, or zip-offs (A)
  • Bathing suit
  • Fleece pants (late August and September backpacking trips and Base Camp Trip only) (A)
  • Rainproof jacket and pant - Waterproof/breathable jacket and pant such as Gore-Tex® or coated nylon - with the pants look for side leg zippers or a style that will allow you to remove them without removing your
    boots (A)
  • On Inn-based and Base Camp Trips Only: a small duffel bag or backpack with extra hiking clothes and casual clothes.
  • On Base Camp Trip Only: towel and wash cloth

  • Water bottles or bladder, 2 liters total capacity (A)
  • Camp pillow, lightweight, packable camp pillow. Note: doesn't apply to Inn-based Tours. (A)
  • Contact lenses and glasses if you wear contact lenses please also bring a pair of glasses - your contacts are likely to become dirty and may be difficult to clean
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm (A)
  • Bug repellent, preferably a product containing at least 25% “DEET” (some people are sensitive to this product) (A)
  • Toiletries, and a small washcloth in stuff sack (bandana can serve as a washcloth) (A)
  • Headlamp, spare batteries (preferably an L.E.D. type that works with AA or AAA batteries) (A)
  • Camera, spare batteries (optional)
  • Notebook or paperback book, (optional)
  • Knee braces, if needed
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Vitamins, (optional)
  • Fly fishing gear, if you want to fish
  • Money, for tipping your trip leader (optional but appreciated, generally 10-15% of your trip cost based upon the quality of your experience)

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