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What to Bring for Lodging

Please Note: Most trips range from 2-5 days, so pack accordingly. With the use of our trailer, you may bring a large duffel bag or suitcase that you’ll have access to. Be sure to provide a small daypack to carry items with you on the trails or with you in the vehicle en route to our next destination. Weather is often unpredictable. Even if the weather reports are expecting sunny skies each day and zero snow, it is best to always be prepared for all conditions. Many of our trips involve various elevations during a tour, so be prepared for cooler temperatures in the evenings at higher elevations. Also be prepared for snowy conditions.

COVID Prevention

Our Recommendations

  • Mask (Mandatory)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand wipes
  • Go over CDC recommendations here


Upper Body

  • Long sleeve shirt, wicking material. This will act as a layer under your outer layer while we hike during the day.
  • Warm top, sweater or pullover, also wicking material.
  • Insulated coat is a must on our winter tours.
  • Rainproof jacket (important to have just incase!)
  • Sunhat or baseball cap, perhaps a bandana for sun protection
  • Warm hat & gloves (ideal for snowy conditions and early mornings)

Lower Body

  • Nylon pants (ideal during the winter)
  • Long underwear (ideal during the winter)
  • Comfortable, fleece pants (ideal during the winter)
  • Sturdy, slightly broken in hiking boots are ideal. Best if not too heavy, above the ankle, and waterproof.
  • Closed-toe shoe that can get wet and go through snow (Recommended for Zion NP)
  • Comfortable sneakers (trainers)
  • Hiking socks (generally wool). Avoid cotton.
  • Bathing suit (Optional – swimming options available depending on the tour)


  • Refillable water bottle or a bladder pack
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • Day pack for hiking
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, chap stick (High elevations, intense sun, and exposure can take it’s toll even during the winter)
  • Toiletries & general cleanup items
  • Headlamp (if we choose to hike at night)
  • Camera (obviously!)


  • We recommend you budget at least $15 per day that will cover miscellaneous snacks, drinks, and general spending.
  • Guide gratuity (We recommended 15-20% of trip cost)
  • Be sure to inform MountainBased about any health related issues prior to your trip. If you have any known allergies or reactions, for your safety, it is imperative that we are aware of any and all possible reactions you may be susceptible to.
  • Knee braces might help on steep terrain
  • Prescription medicine, please inform your trip leader of any medications you are taking
  • Bring any necessary medication or emergency medication (Epi-pen)

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