This weekend and into next week, Grand Canyon is staring down temperatures well over 100 degrees, so we thought now would be a good time to give you some tips for keeping cool in the desert.
First, and foremost—WATER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND!
Luckily, you’ll be spending your days traveling down the Colorado River and your nights camped out beside it, so you’ll have lots of access to water. Here are a couple of ways to use water to your advantage:
Drink it! And lots of it! There’s a common saying in the desert that if you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Keep your water bottle within easy access and drink from it throughout the day. In addition to water, you’ll want to drink plenty of Gatorade or Lemonade to replenish the electrolytes you lose when you sweat.
Cool off in it. Take advantage of swimming the swimming stops and the [...]