Tips and Tricks for any Rookie in the Rockies

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, hiking can be a fantastic time … as long as you’re prepared. Bringing the right equipment, clothing, and attitude can make or break a day out in the back country. Here is a compilation of references and tips for any Rookie in the Rockies.




Here is a list of the recommended equipment for a day trip out in Canada’s beautiful rockies:

  • Shell Jacket
  • Shell Pants
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Wicking (non cotton) t-shirt or long sleeve
  • Spare shirt – for any mishaps along the way
  • X2 Wool socks
  • Toque
  • Stiffer soled hiking boots
  • Water Bottle
  • Wrist watch
  • Compass / Map
  • Pocket knife
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Matches / Lighter
  • Toilet paper
  • a couple ziplock bags
  • Sun glasses

Most of these aren’t necessary items. However, they do provide a great support for the ever-changing weather Canadians are used to. By bringing all of these items, there is a guarantee that you will have an amazing time enjoying the outdoors!


Come on, Holly Ellenbogen. Get it together. It’s just a little rain…


To learn more about what to wear when hiking, check out my other blog post, “Wicked Wear For Wandering The Wilderness”



Having a positive attitude will definitely change the direction of your hike.

Check out this blog post to help with changing your attitude!





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Hiking can be the perfect getaway for any city dweller. Being one with the nature, seeing everything the world has to offer, can all be the ultimate remedy for any city slickers’ sickness!


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