Don't leave home without it
Some Times staffers have climbed the mountain and returned to tell their tales. Here are few pieces of gear they found essential.
Image 4 of 4
Bivy sack( Eric Boyd / LAT )
A waterproof sleeping-bag cover will protect you from the elements and cancel the need to lug along a bulky tent. The Hooped Bivy by Bibler Tents has is boxy at the head and foot to keep things roomy. $199 and $209. (801) 278-5533, www.biblertents.com