Karla's Day Hiking Essentials for Women

I've been asked what I wear for hiking, backpacking and peak-bagging... I figured I'd actually create a whole post on this. The short answer is that it depends on the season and what I am hiking. Overall I find myself using a lot of the same things though. 

Let's focus on the essentials. Here a the list of clothing, footwear, and accessories that I generally use for day hiking, backpacking and peak-bagging: