Rules to Remember When You Hike the Grand Canyon

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What are some of the things I should know before I hike the Grand Canyon?

Rules to Remember When You Hike the Grand Canyon

There are several rules to remember when you hike the Grand Canyon in summer or winter.
• In the winter, the trails can be icy and dangerous.
• In the summer, the corridor trails are usually congested and dusty.
• Mules have the right-of-way on the trails, stand by and allow them to pass you by.
• NEVER attempt to hike rim-to-rim in one day.
• You'll need to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. If you hike the Bright Angel Trail, drinking water is available along the trail.
• Don't hike during the hottest part of the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
• Find shade and rest as much as you can to avoid overheating.
• Eat often, and eat the right things, like carbohydrates and salty foods to conserve water.
• If you feel overheated, wet your shirt, your hat, and wear a wet bandanna around your neck.
If you follow these rules and don't try to overexert yourself with your hike, you should enjoy an excellent Grand Canyon experience.



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