The Ten Essentials

(actually fifteen; well, maybe twenty) Recently, REI updated the 10 essential list.   For more information see:  http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ten+essentials.html Updated Ten Essential “Systems” Navigation (map and compass) Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) Insulation (extra clothing) Illumination (headlamp/flashlight) First-aid supplies Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles) Repair kit and tools Nutrition (extra food) Hydration (extra water) Emergency shelter Strongly Recommended – may be some duplication below …

General Hiking Information

It normally takes adults about 6 to 8 hours to hike to top and around 4 hours to get back to trail head. The Timpooneke trail is not as steep as the Aspen Grove trail and is a bit easier to follow. A min. of 3 liters/person of liquid is recommended (soft drinks don’t count). Water can be found at …