El Lodge Sierra Nevada

What to pack for your trip to the Sierra Nevada

Functional clothing. If you are planning to visit in winter, functional clothing is key for enjoying and being safe in the outdoors. In addition, you should pack thermal underwear (preferably wool), breathable layer clothing, plenty of socks (again, preferably wool, rather than cotton or synthetic), and a warm hat. Swedish functional clothing specialist Odlo has a great line of clothing products for the icy outdoors.

The key to stay warm in very cold outdoor environments is to think layers that allow good ventilation of body heat, materials that breathe and avoiding perspiration. Opt for oil-based creams and skip the morning shower when you have a day planned outdoors.

Power adapter and charger. In Spain the power sockets are of type F (his socket also works with plug C and plug E). The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. A type F power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

If you are planning to visit outside the winter season, Hiking the Sierra Nevada: A Guide To The Area's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)might come handy.