You’ve booked your trip to Golden for the weekend, now what? Packing your mountain toys and all the accoutrements for adventure can be stressful because you just know that the one thing you really need (or need more of) you’re going to leave at home.
This is my basic list of necessities that I would not head to the mountains without.
1. Goretex jacket – you can look at the forecast all you like, but mountain weather can change in a minute and it never hurts to have a waterproof shell in your clothing quiver.