Get the Gear: San Gabriel Essentials


theessentials_masa_tBlack Diamond Revolt Headlamp
Hands-free, rechargeable, compact—insurance made easy. $60

theessentials_masa_tLeatherman Sidekick
Get it for the bottle opener; keep it for the pliers, blade, and saw. $45.

theessentials_masa_tSan Gabriel Mountains Recreation Map
This waterproof guide won’t lose reception. $10.

Adventure Pass Many parts of the San Gabriels require one. $5-$30.

theessentials_masa_tLifestraw Personal Water Filter
CamelBaks run dry, and you don’t know when a water source is sketchy. $20.

Illustrations by Ross MacDonald