There is nothing better than being able to partake in these off-raft adventures, and an essential part in maximizing your experience is being prepared and well hydrated.Being in good cardiovascular shape can increase your level of enjoyment on these side canyon hikes. As the canyon is extremely dry, you lose a great deal of moisture through simple perspiration and breathing.
It is imperative that you carry water with you at all times, and drink at least 1/2 to 1 quart during hikes.Clothing can also play a big role in keeping you cool. While wicking material/dry-fit is designed to pull sweat away from the body, it is not always the best way to keep your body cool.During hikes on hot days, we recommend frequently dunking your 100% cotton t-shirt in the river as it will take longer to dry, hence keeping you cooler longer. In addition, close toe/hard sole shoes are recommended for the Grand Canyon hikes and you can find more information on a sample packing list here.