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Heading out on a mountain run ill-prepared is a bit like showing up to football practice without a helmet. You might be able to play, but it’s sure going to hurt.
Minimal required gear is part of what makes running so attractive. A pair of shoes (and that’s even debatable) and your own legs are all you need to log a few miles.
But as we start running longer or in more rugged terrain, additional gear becomes essential not only to keep things enjoyable, but for your safety. There are 5 pieces of gear I believe are necessary to keep you moving effectively and safely during mountain trail running adventures.