What should I bring?
Camera & lenses
Spare SD Cards/external hard drive
Tripod (essential for astro/long exposure photography)
Extra Non-essential camera equipment
Filters (essential for daytime long exposure photography)
Video camera (if different to your regular camera)
Cable release/intervalometer (essential for solo travel photos, timelapses or astrophotography)
Other Electronics & Hardware
-Laptop/ipad & charger for photo editing/notes (beneficial but not essential)
Adobe editing software (also not essential)
The weather in the Canadian Rockies can change in an instant, and it doesn't take long to get cold (or overheat if you're hiking hard. The key is bringing lots of layers that you can add or remove as your body temperature changes. Stuff-able down jackets always work well.
Rain coat - The summer months in the Rockies are known to get a little wet!
Gloves - cold hands are the worst!
Light hiking pants
Swimsuit & towel - there will be visits to hot springs/opportunities to swim in (freezing) lakes
Sturdy boots or outdoor shoes you can walk comfortably in the whole day
Hiking or outdoor socks that won't cause blisters
In summary, hiking gear
Washkit + deoderant
Hiking poles if you have the space!
Small backpack that can hold camera equipment, snacks and water (ideally 20-30L)
Water bladder or reusable water bottle
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