What to Bring on a Tour

For Warm Weather Trips:

  • Day pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Bottle of water – at least 16oz. or more for 8-hour trips
  • Camera
  • Personal items
  • Snacks
  • Journal or tablet and pen
  • Sacred items, i.e., crystals, etc. (Don’t make your backpack too heavy to carry!)
  • Sturdy walking shoes or light hiking boots
  • Sun hat with brim
  • Shorts, t-shirt, long pants, sweatshirt and/or light jacket
  • (Weather varies in the mountains and gets rather cool in the evening.)
  • An old towel or jacket to sit on – to make the rocks softer

For Cold Weather Trips:

All items must be suitable for freezing temperatures & possible rain or snow. No cotton, please – when cotton gets wet, it stays wet and can exacerbate hypothermia.

  • First nine items listed above
  • Stocking cap
  • Warm, waterproof gloves (ski gloves ideal with glove liners)
  • Neck scarf
  • Long underwear – hopefully not cotton
  • Wool socks –( VERY important)
  • Hooded winter jacket (can be rented in town)
  • Snow boots (can be rented in town)
  • Snowshoes, cross-country or Telemark skis and poles (can be rented in town)
  • Warm sweater & turtleneck shirt
  • Waterproof pants – (bib overalls)

Local Gear Rentals:

  1. Sportsmen’s Den– 530-926-2295 or www.mtshastasports.com
  2. Shasta Base Camp– 530-926-2359 or www.shastavasecamp.com
  3. The Fifth Season – 530-926-3606 or www.thefifthseason.com

Permitted by USFS Shasta Vortex Adventures operates under Special Use Permit from the US Forest Service,
is fully insured and operates on a non-discriminatory basis.

Call Shasta Vortex Adventures at 530.926.4326
visit our office at 400 Chestnut St., Mt. Shasta, CA 96067