What to Bring

Day-Hiking:

  • Sunblock
  • Hiking footwear (hiking boots, sneakers, or running shoes)
  • Lunch, water bottle (plastic, not glass)
  • Swim suit, small towel (may depend on the specific location)
  • River shoes (old sneakers, aqua shoes, or sandals with a heel strap)
  • Small backpack
  • * Bug repellant
  • *Camera
  • ** Something for rain (poncho, rain jacket)
  • ** Something for warmth (fleece, sweatshirt, light jacket)
  • Medical Form/Participant Agreement

* Optional   **Weather Depending

Rock Climbing:

  • Hiking footwear (hiking boots, sneakers, or running shoes)
  • Lunch or snacks, 2 water bottles (plastic, not glass)
  • Small backpack
  • * Bug repellant
  • * Camera
  • # Swim suit, small towel
  • # River shoes (old sneakers, aqua shoes, or sandals with a heel strap)
    Sunblock
  • * Personal climbing gear (harness, shoes) if you own any
  • ** Something for rain (poncho, rain jacket)
  • ** Something for warmth (fleece, sweatshirt, light jacket)
  • Medical Form/Participant Agreement

WILD GUYde will supply climbing ropes, harnesses, helmets, and climbing shoes
* Optional   **Weather Depending   #Seneca Trip

Paddling:

  • Swimsuit or shorts and t-shirt, small towel
  • Lunch or snacks, and 2 water bottles (plastic, not glass)
  • Hat with all-around brim
  • Sunblock
  • River shoes (old sneakers, aqua shoes, or sandals with a heel strap)
  • * Camera
  • * Sunglasses with a holder strap
  • Small backpack
  • ** Something for rain (poncho, rain jacket)
  • ** Something for warmth (fleece, sweatshirt, light jacket)
  • *DRYbag or float bag (waterproof)
  • Medical Form/Participant Agreement
  • WILD GUYde will supply Personal Flotation Devices (life vests), canoes, paddles, gear buckets or drybags, and safety equipment

* Optional   **Weather Depending

Caving:

Caves in VA and WV are a pretty constant 52º year-round

  • Boots (hiking style, work boots, or military) or old sneakers that can get muddy
  • Snack (CLIF bars, POWERBARS, or other durable food), 1 small water bottle (plastic, not glass)
  • An outer clothing layer that can be muddied, and then removed when we exit the cave (blue jeans, work pants or old sweat pants, and a long sleeve shirt layer or old hoodie). Coveralls are great if you have them. It is best then to have other clothes underneath the outer layer (like shorts and a t-shirt), so when we exit the cave, the muddy stuff can simply be “peeled off” without any modesty issues. Don’t expect privacy; there is often no where to change at the cave.
  • 1 large plastic trash bag (kitchen or yard size)
  • Headlamp, or several new AA or AAA batteries (Walmart has some decent inexpensive headlamps.)
  • A flashlight
  • Change of footwear for home travel (sandals, sneakers)
  • Whistle on a lanyard
  • *Disposable camera with flash, preferably in a Ziploc®
  • *Some folks like knee pads
  • Medical Form/Participant AgreementWILD GUYde will supply caving helmets, cave packs, and safety equipment

* Optional