Rae Lakes Loop

40 mile loop in the Sierras. Season and weather are both super important to consider. This is for a late summer hike so no snow or freezing temps. Storms are always a possibility and temperature / bug pressure varies a lot by elevation and day to day. Bearcan is *required* for this hike (and most other places in the Sierras).

Packing List

Compact

Pack

2.25 kg
1
Bearcan
Bearikade Weekender w/ Straps
955 g
1
Backpack
HMG Junction 3400 w/ Mods
1172 g

Includes Peak Design Capture Clip w/ GoPro Mounting Plate, Straps for Versa integrated into Back Straps, Attachment Bungees for Trekking Pole / Umbrella Carry

1
Heroclip Mini (40lbs)
WORN
22 g
1
Belt Pack
HMG Versa
100 g

Very useful. Attach as a "Brain", or on the hip belt/chest strap for normal carry. Use pack straps to extend to a full sling / belt pouch for around camp or day hikes.

Electronics

1.16 kg
1
Battery
20k Anker PowerCore
342 g
1
Headlamp
Nitecore NU25 w/ Headstrap Mod
32 g
1
Phone
iPhone
229 g
1
Action Camera
GoPro Hero 9 Black w/ Tripod
182 g
8
Camera Battery
GoPro Hero 9 Battery
32 g
1
Charging Kit
Anker Power Port III, USB-C Cable, Multi Charge Cable, Mosuu Apple Watch Charger
116 g

Anker Power Port III, USB-C Cable, Multi Charge Cable, Mosuu Apple Watch Charger

Cookware

0.32 kg
1
Cookpot
1L Toaks Pot w/ Scrub Bag
148 g
1
Cook Pouch
Antigravity Gear Cooking Pouch
59 g
1
Cup
Fozzils Folding Cup
34 g

Used as cup, plate, cutting board & shallow bowl

1
Stove
Snowpeak Litemax
56 g
1
Drying Towel
Lightload Towel
9 g
1
Lighter
Clipper
14 g

Misc.

1.06 kg
1
Knife
Deejo Large Serrated
WORN
37 g
1
Roller
Cork Roller Ball
20 g
1
Tool
SAK w/ Nail Clippers
36 g
1
Emergency Kit - First Aid
2x Antiseptic, Sting & Alcohol Wipes, 2x Medium, Small & Butterfly Bandages, 1 Gauze Pad, 12" Leukotape, Needle, Microscalpel, Tick Key, Reusable Q-Tip, Neosporin, Medical Tape, Tincture of Benzoin, 12 Advil, 6 Aspirin, 2 Claritin, 2 Immodium, 4 Prilosec, 3 Strepsils
71 g

2x Antiseptic, Sting & Alcohol Wipes, 2x Medium, Small & Butterfly Bandages, 1 Gauze Pad, 12" Leukotape, Needle, Microscalpel, Tick Key, Reusable Q-Tip, Neosporin, Medical Tape, Tincture of Benzoin, 12 Advil, 6 Aspirin, 2 Claritin, 2 Immodium, 4 Prilosec, 3 Strepsils

1
Emergency Kit - Repair
Krazy Glue, Spare Bottle Cap, Patches, Safety Pins
18 g

Krazy Glue, Spare Bottle Cap, Patches, Safety Pins,

1
Trekking Poles
Locus Gear Carbon - Pair
WORN
312 g

Length of Gorilla Tape on Right Pole

1
Compass
Suunto
68 g
1
Chair
REI Flexlite Air
455 g
1
Hankerchief
Bright Orange Cotton
WORN
38 g

Clothing

2.3 kg
1
Base Layer - Top
Columbia Silver Ridge
198 g
1
Accessory - Buff
Light w/ Insect Shield
WORN
39 g
1
Base Layer - Top
Smartwool Sun Hoodie
WORN
258 g
1
Sun - Sleeves / Gloves
Outdoor Research Sun Sleeves
WORN
52 g
1
Base Layer - Pants
Prana Stretch Zion
WORN
385 g
1
Underwear (Worn)
Uniqlo Mesh Boxer Briefs
WORN
44 g
1
Underwear (Spare)
Uniqlo Mesh Boxer Briefs
44 g
1
Accessories - Belt
Arcade Belt
WORN
85 g
1
Accessories - Bug Net
Sea to Summit Insect Shield
WORN
29 g
1
Rain - Gloves
REI Gortex Gloves
47 g
1
Rain - Skirt
EE Rain Wrap
48 g
1
Rain - Jacket
Montbell Versalite w/ Stuff Sack
199 g

Doubles as a wind shell with pit zips open.

1
Thermal - Gloves
Patagonia Wool Mittens
77 g
1
Thermal - Hat
Smartwool Merino Beanie
61 g
1
Thermal - Fleece
Patagonia R1- Half Zip
344 g
1
Thermal - Puffy Jacket
Montbell Plasma 1000
145 g
1
Glasses
Glasses / Sunglasses w/ Case
85 g
1
Hat
Tilly Hemp
WORN
160 g

Footwear

1 kg
1
Socks (Worn)
Darn Tough - Ankle Length
WORN
70 g
1
Socks (Spare)
Darn Tough - Ankle Length
70 g
1
Trail Runners
Merrell Trail Glove - Pair
WORN
530 g
1
Camp Shoes
Xeroshoes Z Trek - Pair
329 g

Shelter

0.64 kg
1
Tent
Double Rainbow Li - Tent Only
635 g

Sleep System

1.42 kg
1
Dry sack
Thermarest Pump Sack
71 g
1
Quilt
EE Revelation w/ Straps
737 g
1
Pillow
Sea to Summit Aeros Regular
58 g
1
Snow Skirt
EE Snow Skirt
156 g

Cold legs at Camp, Pillow Stuffing for Sleep

1
Sleep Pad
Thermarest Neoair - Torso Length
226 g
1
Pillow
HMG Pillow Stuffsack
48 g
1
Earplugs
The Yellow Ones
0 g

Absolutely Required.

1
Minion
EE Minion
70 g

Stuff sack for quilt during the day, at night extra warmth where needed (hood, foot box, etc.) or extra pillow stuffing.

1
Sit Pad
Thermarest Z-Seat
58 g

Sit Pad + Foot Box Cushion + Wind Shield for Cooking

Water System

0.21 kg
2
Water Bottle
1L Smartwater - Empty w/ Sport Cap
40 g
1
Bottle Clip
Zpacks Water Bottle Clip
10 g
1
Water Filter
Katadyn Befree
48 g
1
Filter Bladder
1L Katadyn Bladder
38 g
1
Emergency Kit - Water Purification
Aqua Mira
32 g

Toiletries

0.19 kg
1
Toilet Kit
STS 1L Ultra-Sil Drypack, The Deuce #1
30 g
1
Waste Carry
Mylar Bag, 2x Ziploc Freezer
38 g

Toilet Paper & Wetwipes in Plastic Bag, Mylar & Freezer Bags for Packing Out

1
Hygiene Kit - Sun Protection
Sun Bum Lip Balm & Sunscreen Stick
45 g
1
Hygiene Kit - Dental
Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
25 g
1
Hygiene Kit - Misc
Gold Bond Powder, Dr. Bronner's Soap, Permethrin Bug Lotion, Reusable Q-Tip, Carbon Fiber Comb
55 g

Consumables

5.71 kg
1
Fuel
4oz Small Canister - Full
213 g
2
Water
1L
1000 g
5
Food
Roughly 1 Day
700 g

Trip Details

Season

Summer

Duration

5 Days

Temperature Range

50-90

Gender

Male

Breakdown

Consumables
5.71 kg
Clothing
2.30 kg
Pack
2.25 kg
Sleep System
1.42 kg
Electronics
1.16 kg
Misc.
1.06 kg
Footwear
1.00 kg
Shelter
0.64 kg
Cookware
0.32 kg
Water System
0.21 kg
Toiletries
0.19 kg
Base Weight
8.49 kg
Worn
2.06 kg
Consumable
5.71 kg
Total
16.26 kg