This is the official packing list for ALL trek participants who will be walking the trail - Youth, Ma, Pa, Company Captains, Medical crew, etc.
We are wearing Pioneer clothing for Days 1 & 2 but you may wear contemporary hiking clothing for Days 3 & 4 if you wish. See full clothing details in the packing list below.
Remember to label everything with your first and last name!
- Wear one full set of pioneer clothing
- Wear your trekking shoes
- Bring a sack lunch (all items must be disposable, packed in brown paper bag)
- Bring a sturdy, reusable water bottle with a ring or handle (WITH YOUR NAME ON IT)
- Bring any medications needed during the bus ride to/from Mt. Hood.
- NOTE: Medications needed once we arrive on site should be put in your bucket and left at the gear check-in. After gear check-in you will not have access to your bucket until we arrive at the trailhead.
Items to bring on Saturday, July 8 at gear check-in:
- 1 five-gallon bucket with lid, sturdy enough to sit on - it will be your chair while in camp. (See more bucket & lid info on the FAQ page.) The bucket must contain all of the following items:
- 1 pair of work type gloves
- 1 thin rain poncho/jacket
- 5 pairs of hiking socks
- 3 pair underwear
- Warm sleepwear (worn only in tents)
- Mess kit – pie plate, cup, fork and spoon
- Flashlight or headlamp
- 1 package pre-moistened body wipes
- 1 small hand towel
- Deodorant (!!)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Band-aids and moleskin or duct tape
- Old Book of Mormon
- Small container of Vaseline, BodyGlide or other anti-chafing product
- 1 container sunscreen, high SPF
- 1 container tick & insect repellent
- Small bottle hand sanitizer
- Empty garbage bag for wet/dirty clothes/shoes
- Prescription medications (inhalers, epi-pen, etc.)
- Prescription eyeglasses (contact lens wearers should bring spare eye glasses.)
- A pen or pencil for writing
- Change of clothing
- Pioneer dress for days 1 & 2, modern clothing for days 3 & 4. You're welcome to wear pioneer clothes all week if you'd like.
- Optional: chapstick, sunglasses, comb/brush, pocket knife, harmonica or other small instrument
Days 1-2 Clothing:
- MEN: (see notes on Pioneer Clothing page)
- long chino-type pants (no jeans/denim, camouflage or sport types)
- long sleeved, button down, cotton shirts
- undershirt (to prevent chafing)
- western style hat with a brim (be sure it has a chin strap; no baseball caps)
- optional: suspenders, belt or vest
- WOMEN: (see notes on Pioneer Clothing page)
- bottom-of-calf length skirt/dress
- button down shirts (if bringing skirts)
- bonnet with ties or sun hat (no baseball caps)
- apron with good pockets
- cami - to prevent chafing
- bloomers (or similar - see notes on Pioneer Clothing page)
- feminine hygiene supplies as applicable
Days 3-4: (Women & Men)
- full-length hiking pants (denim ok, no shorts - long pants are needed to protect your legs from scratches, stickers, etc.)
- t-shirts are ok
- no tank tops, midriff, or inappropriate logos
- hat for sun protection (baseball caps ok)
SLEEPING GEAR BAG
These items will be packed into a heavy duty trash compactor bag provided by the stake at gear check-in. Once packed, you will write your name and ward in large sharpie on a strip of duct tape stuck to the outside:
- Sleeping bag
- 1 light coat, jacket or warm hoodie (it can get chilly at night - check the weather forecast)
- Optional (but must fit inside the trash compactor bag at check-in):
- Old blanket and/or sleeping pad
ITEMS NOT TO BRING:
Anything not on this list— Electronics, curling irons, blow dryers, make-up, baseball caps, matches/lighters. New shoes. There is NO cell signal on the trail (we've checked!) so don't bother trying to sneak a phone into your bucket... If you do bring electronics with you we'll collect them and keep them safe in a support vehicle until the end of trek.
REMEMBER TO LABEL EVERYTHING!