Summer Gear Checklist
Getting into the big belt hut requires either a 3 mile hike with 1000’ vertical gain up Trail 151 (a beautiful, straightforward hike) or a 1 mile hike and 500’ vertical gain on a road if your vehicle can make it up the 4x4 road to the communication tower (need high clearance + 4x4)
- Medium to Large Backpack – Large enough for all your equipment and overnight gear (approx. 45-70L volume). If you are willing to carry the extra weight, an additional smaller day pack for hiking around the hut can be nice. Often we find that a medium sized pack that is good for both, can keep you from packing too many non-essentials while also working great for both the trip in and for day outings around the hut.
- Light Puffy / Warm Layer – It can cool down at night and you’ll want to be able to sit out on the deck and enjoy the evening.
- Waterproof Layer
- Sun Hat/Ball Cap
- Extra Batteries
- Head Lamp
- Water Bottle
- Bear Spray
- Hiking Pants/Shorts
- Hiking Boots or good sneakers/running shoes
- Hiking Socks – A thicker pair of wool or synthetic socks can make a big difference in blisters and comfort when hiking, especially with a heavier load than normal.
- Light shirt or tee shirt
- Warm shirt
- Sleeping bag – A lightweight bag is adequate for Summer. Consider a warmer bag / extra sleeping layers in late summer/fall when the evenings are much cooler.
- Personal Toiletries – Including all personal medications needed for the duration of the trip
- Extra Snack Food and Specialty Foods
- Cell Phone
- Fishing Supplies
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- Cooking Oil + Spices (Salt + Pepper) (Please do not leave/stock any of these supplies in the summer months)
- Water Filter/Treatment
- First Aid Kit
- Trash Bags
- Personal Locator Beacon For Emergencies
Cell Phone service can generally be good enough at the hut to call for help, but is not guaranteed to work!