All Seasons �
� Wide brimmed hat
� Sun block (SPF 15 or greater)
� Hiking boots (Do NOT bring new boots. We want broken in hiking boots only.) * See boot section.
� Lightweight shoes/sandals for camp
(not tennis shoes)
� Personal items (camera, film, toiletries, etc.) Only bring travel-sized items and bring only what you need. No big bottles of contact solution or mouthwash. Travel size only.
� 1 pair per day high quality wicking socks
� Season appropriate clothing (see below)
Seasonal considerations �
Remember, you will be exposed to the environment for the duration of your trip. This means the potential for cold and snow in winter, extreme heat in summer, and excessive sun, wind or rain other times. Correct clothing is essential! These are some basic guidelines call us for detailed suggestions regarding your specific trip. EVERY OUNCE MATTERS!
Warm season clothing �
� T-shirts (at least one per 2 days)
� Clothing should be light, loose, and comfortable (no leather jackets, jeans, denim, Dockers, or any heavy fabric.)
� Light long sleeve shirt
� Windbreaker (at cooler times)
Cool season clothing �
� Synthetic clothing (polypro, fleece) is superior to cotton
� Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms)
� Light long pants and shirt(s)
� Rain/wind pants
� Sweatpants or fleece pants
� Rain jacket
� Insulating top layer (fleece jacket or other light, warm layer)
� Warm hat
� Gloves or glove liners
� Waterproof boots (or treat the ones you have)
Weather conditions vary enormously during fall, winter and spring! Call GCH before your trip to find out exactly what you will need. EVERY OUNCE MATTERS!
Helpful items �
� Lip balm
� Pack towel (no regular towels, please)
� Trekking pole/walking stick *(highly recommended)*
Please come to all hikes well hydrated.
We reserve the right to smash all cell phones and pagers. They don�t work; so don�t bring them into the canyon!
No heavy books please
Please don�t bring a small backpack to insert into our big backpack. Our packs have plenty of pockets to transfer your items into.
Please cut your toenails.
Please no painted toenails.
Please don�t wear rings, as your fingers will swell with extended hiking.
Please don�t bring any make up.
Please don�t bring cigarettes. All trips are non-smoking.
EVERY OUNCE MATTERS!
We like boots with ankle support. If you prefer low top hiking boots, that�s O.K. The boot needs a �beefy� tread on the bottom. Trail runners are not hiking boots. Please don�t bring work boots that you plan to hike in. Only bring worn in boots. Most importantly, MAKE SURE THEY FIT. These suggestions are for your benefit. Blisters can ruin your vacation. Be prepared!
Suggested brands; Asolo, Vasque, Merrill, Scarpa, Nike, Salomon, Danner, and there are many more. Call if you have any questions. The canyon trails can be steep and loose, so spend the extra $20.00. It�s worth it.
PLEASE BE CAREFUL DRIVING ON HIGHWAY 64 & 180
Deer and elk are heavily populated in this area. BE CAREFUL!
Gratuity for your poverty stricken guides is greatly appreciated