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Franklin Point overlook, San Mateo County, California.

Trail mix – organic varieties only, raw, vegan, and unsulfured ingredients are also desirable.

ALOHA protein bars – organic, plant-based, paleo, low sugar.

Mixed organic nuts and dried fruits purchased from a local Bay Area farmer’s market: here or here.


Berghaus – U.K.-based gear and clothing company, 20-25L daypacks are good choices, and they are designed in an ergonomic and unisex style. They also come with lifetime guarantees.

Water Bottle

SIGG aluminum 0.6L – no plastic, BPA and Phthalates free, 100% recyclable. made in Switzerland, available on Amazon.


Patagonia – pants, fleece outer layer, soft shell – excellent sustainable mission, synthetic fiber recycling program, environmental activism

Icebreaker – base layers – made of New Zealand merino wool, natural fibers are easily recyclable.

Marmot – outer layers – Rohnert Park, California headquartered company with good sustainable mission statement and green commitments.


Zamberlan – made in Italy by craftspeople using traditional but updated methods – leather uppers not plastic. Vibram rubber soles.


Icebreaker wool hat

Manzella gloves.

Buff neck gaiter – wool models available, UV-protective. Available on Amazon.

Costa del Mar polarized sunglasses – Florida based company, bio resin frames have smaller carbon footprint, prescription lenses and glass lenses available rather than plastic. Available on Amazon.

Leki anti-shock trekking poles – helpful for steeper trails and longer trips. German company, made in Czech Republic of recyclable aluminum, cork handles. Available on Amazon.

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