Spring Break (Cabin and Trail)

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Cabin and Trail takes a yearly Spring Break trip, often to the western United States.

Packing List

This packing list has been developed to help participants prepare for the trip.


  • Shorts (!!!)
  • Short-sleeved shirt (not cotton) for hiking
  • (Maybe even a tank-top, too... remember those?)
  • long-sleeved shirt
  • long pants (fleece pants for sleeping, or perhaps tights or windpants)
  • warm hat for sleeping
  • sweater (wool, fleece, etc.)
  • warm jacket
  • raincoat (just in case...)
  • 3 or more pairs hiking socks (wool or similar)
  • hiking boots
  • running shoes/athletic shoes/similar

Other equipment

  • A backpack to fit everything
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • foam/air mattress
  • Lots of sunscreen -- the heavy duty stuff, like SPF 40 or 45
  • Bowl/Cup/Spoon for eating
  • Water bottles - at least two and a half gallon's worth
  • Duct tape, band aids, etc.
  • Ziploc bags, plastic bags

Bring it if you have it

  • Compass
  • Pocketknife


  • Dramatic prose
  • Camera!
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Bandanas
  • Chapstick
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Cowboy hat (yeehaw)

Not Optional

  • Your A-game

For the car ride

  • Comfy clothes
  • Pillow/blanket
  • Cuddliness
  • Mix CDs!
  • Snacks galore
  • One of them "iTrip" gizmos (if you have one)