September 21, 2012

Grand Canyon Hermits Rest to Bright Angel: Gear List

This is a gear list for three people spending two nights in the Grand Canyon in late November.  This list is not a guaranteed "set" list.  You may add something where you see fit.

Gear List:


  • lots of water - 2 liters per day, there are a few watering holes at which to fill up, but its good to have a little extra
  • food - at least 4,000 calories worth per day, its good to have a little extra; food that stores well: energy bars, candy, dried fruit, canned goods, powdered food, etc. (we will put together a menu)

Clothing/Body Protection

  • jacket/extra clothing - wear layers as the temp changes drastically and the wind most likely will be chilling (recommend three layers: jacket long sleeve shirt, t-shirt)
  • hiking pants, shorts
  • socks for five days; the trail could be muddy and there may be some creek crossings (having dry socks is a huge bonus)
  • gloves
  • Bora Bora Booney Sun Hat
  • sunglasses
  • rain gear


  • backpack to carry extra water, food, clothing, accessories
  • sleeping bag
  • tent (optional)
  • sunscreen
  • headlamp or flashlight
  • TP - very important, i should have enough for everybody
  • basic first aid kit
  • sandals
  • map (i will have)
  • whistle
  • book
  • camera
  • hiking sticks (takes weight off your knees and ankles)
  • aspirin