During the work week you might be able to squeeze in a short hike, but you probably can't take the full day. Whether you go out for sunrise or sunset, bring the Gregory Women's Sula 18L Backpack to carry your gear. Even over a short hike the weather can change quickly, so throw in a rain or wind jacket, some water, and plenty of snacks just in case. This pack is hydration compatible because you need to keep water with you even though the early and late parts of the day do give you a break from the heat. The Sula has EVA foam in the shoulder straps to absorb shock while the webbing chest and waist straps minimize bouncing for a smooth, comfortable hike.