@CoreyPickering in addition to @REI-FelipeG's advice, two additional suggestions:

  •  In the off-chance you are able to visit an REI store before your trip, consider setting up a Personal Outfitting appointment - this is a great way to prep for a new adventure with dedicated help from an employee
  • You might look over the gear lists that we provide for folks traveling with REI Adventures in the Southwest - you can find an example here

Hope you have a great trip!

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