What to Bring

What to Bring

Documents for entry into and exit from Mexico
1. Your passport (Passports are REQUIRED to cross the border)

Personal Supplies
Sun hat: This is a requirement for all participants.
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Long-sleeved shirt and pants to prevent sunburn: Shorts and t-shirts would require much more sunscreen, so you need to have long-sleeved shirts and pants available.
Socks: synthetic and wool mixture socks or other synthetic materials: Cotton socks promote blisters.
Shoes: Many find well-broken in running shoes work best for the Walk since we will be walking on pavement and well-graded dirt roads
Water bottle: Wide mouth (to fill from spigots); a carrying strap is desirable.
Small day or fanny pack to carry water bottle, snacks and sunscreen: You will want to walk with as little weight as possible.
Duffel bag or frameless backpack for your personal gear: Backpacks with frames take up too much room in the support vehicles.
Light summer sleeping bag: Nighttime temperatures in the desert decrease significantly.
Sleeping pad
Tent: If more than a one-person tent, arrange or be prepared to share with others. This will be the dry season and you may be very satisfied just sleeping out in the open, but bring a tent if you prefer.
Small sheet to cover yourself if you prefer to sleep on-top of your sleeping bag)
Ground cloth/plastic (optional)
Bandana
Towel: We will have access to showers on Thursday.
Wet wipes/towels as access to water for washing is limited)
Piece of plastic: If you plan to sleep tent-less under the stars, bring a piece of plastic large enough to cover yourself and your gear in case of rain.
Eating utensils, lightweight, unbreakable bowl-type dish and cup
Flashlight: headlamps work great and batteries in these last a long time.
Beef Jerky (for meat eaters): Expect to eat a mostly vegetarian diet during the walk. If you feel you really need meat, bring your own supply of jerky.
Reading material: There will be a fair amount of downtime, so be prepared to entertain yourself at times. A personal journal is also recommended.
Small musical instrument (i.e. harmonica, small percussion): We will have a guitar available to share with all who play.
Camera, video camera (optional): Remember, though, that you will want to walk with as little weight as possible and fragile photography equipment may be damaged during loading and unloading of the support vehicles.

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