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The Ten Essentials

Jul 9, 2011   //   by Glen Meyer   //   Equipment  //  No Comments

(actually fifteen; well, maybe twenty)

Recently, REI updated the 10 essential list.   For more information see:  http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ten+essentials.html

Updated Ten Essential “Systems”

  1. Navigation (map and compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candles)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter

Strongly Recommended – may be some duplication below

  1. full water bottle + water treatment
  2. ground insulation (sit pad)
  3. emergency blanket
  4. signaling devices – whistle/mirror

Special Environments

  1. shovel (snow)
  2. stove with fuel
  3. a pan and cover
  4. avalanche cord or avalanche transceiver
  5. rescue pulley

General Hiking Information

Jan 1, 2010   //   by Glen Meyer   //   Visitor Information  //  2 Comments
  • It normally takes adults about 6 to 8 hours to hike to top and around 4 hours to get back to trail head.
  • The Timpooneke trail is not as steep as the Aspen Grove trail and is a bit easier to follow.
  • A min. of 3 liters/person of liquid is recommended (soft drinks don’t count). Water can be found at Emerald Lake but should be filtered.
  • It is usually much cooler on Timp than in the valley so take extra clothing.
  • With nights longer, take flashlights in case you have to come down in the dark! This happens quite often.
  • There is a group size restriction.  I believe it is 15 people max. Check with Forest Service for actual regulation.

For details or futher information, please contact the Pleasant Grove Ranger Distict (801.785.3563)