Logistics: What to take
Given the light loads, some riders choose to leave their rack and panniers at home, instead wearing a day pack. This allows them to leave their bikes unweighted for any technical sections they might come across. Most do use a rack and small panniers or bag, though. A day backpack, rack, and bungee cords might be another good option, allowing you to choose where to put the load at any given time. That also makes day hikes a good possibility if you decide to take an afternoon out of the seat.
Here's the basic list recommended by San Juan Mountain Huts:
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