The most common ailment Hatch guests have while are on the river tend to be the symptoms of dehydration. Dehydration simply means that the body loses more water than is taken in. The desert landscape of Grand Canyon provides the right conditions for this to occur between the hot and dry weather. Know the symptoms and what to do should do to prevent it while white water rafting in the Grand Canyon.
Symptoms can include thirst, dry mouth, unusual tiredness, decreased urine output, headache and even dizziness. The trick is to avoid getting to the point where symptoms are noticeable. Hatch provides guests with mugs on the first day of the expedition. These are not only for coffee but also to promote drinking fluids while on the raft. Filtered water and either Gatorade or lemonade will always be available on the raft and at camp so take advantage. Guides continually remind guests to drink so take their advice – they do this for a living, remember. Note that the National Park Service recommends drinking about a gallon of water per day.
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If guests should find themselves falling behind and feeling symptoms let the guide know immediately. They will be able to assist in the rehydration process and to watch out for worsening symptoms.
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