What do I pack?

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Arosas923
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What do I pack?

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Will be conquering my first 14ers the week of June 17th. Coming from Ohio. Plans are Mt. Elbert and Torrey/Grays
combo. What kind of clothes should I be packing? Also should I bring my hiking boots or trail running shoes? Any recommendations and help would be appreciated.
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Re: What do I pack?

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Luckily for you, there is an entire section of this website devoted to answering all of your questions as a first timer, check it out: https://www.14ers.com/getting-started.php?p=3
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Shorter of Breath and One Day Closer . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZXKgl8turY
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Re: What do I pack?

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Theres a June 9 report for Elbert under Conditions tab. Says a little snow at treeline. Could be gone in ten days.
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Biggest mistakes I see are
Footwear, poor
Water, not enough
Sunburn, too much
Departure time, too late
Storm, afternoon, summit, fever

Otherwise it's generally just walking and if you're in decent shape you'll be fine.
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pvnisher wrote: Tue Jun 11, 2024 7:54 pm Biggest mistakes I see are
Footwear, poor
Water, not enough
Sunburn, too much
Departure time, too late
Storm, afternoon, summit, fever

Otherwise it's generally just walking and if you're in decent shape you'll be fine.
+1. I would add "no food" and "no emergency equipment". You don't necessarily need a lot of emergency stuff on a summer ascent of a class 1 or 2 mountain, but an emergency bivy sac and a small "first aid kit" are good ideas.

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