Most of our hiking is on trails, but the majority of Scouts and adult leaders prefer the internal frame and these have become the most commonly available packs.
Adult and teen users of any race, gender, lifestyle or sex are welcome to participate.
Check your cover, or backpack, for “waterproofness” prior to the trek.
Sleeping Bags are available in many sizes, fabric, fill, color, and price.
A couple of large garbage bags may be suitable for summer hiking in the Sierras, but if multiple rainy days are anticipated a dedicated pack cover is better.
Some backpacks are waterproof, but like a tent, the seams need to be sealed.the three heaviest things are your backpack, tent, and sleeping bag, so if you want to save a lot of weight invest in these items.