What To Bring

Our Guided Trips are a great way to get out into the mountains and desert in the summertime, but there are a few things you need to be prepared to spend a half or full day out in the elements. Make sure you have:

  • Day pack
  • Plenty of water (1-2 Liters)
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sun Protection: Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and Hat
  • Warm layer (i.e. jacket or windbreaker)
  • Binoculars (not required, but helpful)
  • Snacks

Altitude and Dehydration Cautions: Our trips will involve easy to moderate hiking at elevations up to 9,000 feet. We will hike about two miles a trip, mostly on level terrain, with some short walks on steeper or more rugged terrain. Remember to bring (and drink!) lots of water because your body dehydrates quickly at the higher altitudes of the arid Mono Basin. Experts recommend that you begin drinking extra water as you drive to higher elevations in order to prevent dehydration and headaches. Also, the sun is fierce at this altitude, capable of burning even on cool and cloudy days, so be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.

Transportation: All participants are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from trips. Carpooling arrangements can be made with others informally at the meeting location. Some field activities will be accessible via dirt roads only.