SUMMER PACKING LIST
Our summer accommodation packages do not include luggage transfer service so you do need to be prepared to bring in your own clothing and gear.
Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots – preferably water proof / resistant, with a good lug sole and good ankle support. Please note that running shoes – even trail runners – are not suitable footwear for backcountry environments.
Gaitors – to wear in conjunction with hiking boots to keep rain, dirt, twigs, etc. out
Wool and/or synthetic socks -
choose lightweight socks that can wick moisture
Base layer (top & bottoms) – synthetic or silk, especially for early summer and autumn
Long-sleeve, lightweight breathable shirt that wicks moisture
Sturdy but lightweight pants that are quick to dry (these are preferable to shorts because they protect your skin from the sun, underbrush, and insects!)
Mid-insulation layer, top – fleece / synthetic fill sweater
Mid-insulation layer, bottoms – fleece or multi-purpose pants
Light wind shell – windproof, water resistant layer for high aerobic work
Weather layer (rainwear) top – Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable jacket
Weather layer (rainwear) pants– Gore-Tex or other waterproof breathable pants
Toque (winter hat) – wool, fleece or synthetic
Brimmed cap – preferably synthetic and water resistant
Light gloves – wool, synthetic or leather
Remember, in an alpine environment, the weather can change with little notice. It is always best to be prepared!
Daypack (should be reasonably waterproof and big enough for extra clothes, water, food, personal equipment and first aid kit), sunglasses, sunscreen (SPF 30 is recommended), head lamp and spare batteries, water bottles or other hydration system, camera & film, emergency whistle, lighter or waterproof matches, survival candle, insect repellent.
**Please note that Callaghan Lodge sits among several alpine wetlands, during the summer months, which prove to be excellent habitats for those pesky insects!!! The prevalence of insects is unavoidable in any true wilderness setting; as such we urge all guests to come prepared and willing to accept ALL aspects of mother nature in her essence.**
Personal Repair Kit:
Duct tape, length of nylon string, pocket knife (preferably with locking blade), waterproofing for boots.
Personal First Aid Kit:
Medical tape, band-aids, tensor bandages, sunscreen, lip balm, safety pins, personal medications, blister prevention, anti inflammatory, antihistamines, survival blanket.
Topographical map (Brandywine Falls 92/J3 Scale 1:50,000), compass, analog cell phone (coverage may not be available in all areas or weather conditions), hiking poles or staff, binoculars.