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Note: new regulations at the Ranch. No glass containers. Do not carry down glass, do not pack it in the mule duffles. There have been problems with glass left as trash for mules to carry out, broken glass, and alcoholic visitors.

What do I need for this venture?

Suggested Equipment List for Summer

(assumes you are buying all meals)

Optionals


Additional equipment for spring, winter, fall


Other items I personally find helpful

The Ten Essentials (ta da!)

Ideally the prudent hiker carries the Ten Essentials on every hike.
  1. Extra food and water
        Salty snacks, and heavy on the WATER
  2. Extra clothes
        Raingear a must
  3. Map and compass
        You won't get that lost on the Corridor trails, but you might want to know how much hiking you still have left
  4. First Aid Kit
        Heavy on the blister stuff
  5. Sunblock, lip ice, hat with a brim
        Yes, even in winter
  6. Knife
        For first aid stuff, cutting up food, slicing up kids you see writing on the rocks...
  7. Flashlight and extra batteries
        You don't plan on hiking in the dark, but plans change. Also, you should start hiking out before dawn when the temperatures are hot
  8. Matches and firestarter
       These are part of the ten essentials, but fires are never allowed in the Canyon
  9. Whistle and signal mirror
        Just in case you collapse too far from the emergency phones
  10. Plastic tarp and nylon cord
        Part of the ten essentials, but probably not of much use in the Corridor.

Mean Temperatures and Precipitation

Month South Rim North Rim Inner Gorge
Max (F) Min Precip (in) Max Min Precip Max Min Precip
January 41 18 1.32 37 16 3.17 56 36 .068
February 45 21 1.55 39 18 3.22 62 42 0.75
March 51 25 1.38 44 21 2.63 71 48 0.79
April 60 32 0.93 53 29 1.73 82 56 0.47
May 70 39 0.66 62 34 7.17 92 63 0.36
June 81 47 0.42 73 40 0.86 101 72 0.30
July 84 54 1.81 77 46 1.93 106 78 0.84
August 82 53 2.25 75 45 2.85 103 75 1.40
September 76 47 1.56 69 39 1.99 97 69 0.97
October 65 36 1.10 59 31 1.38 84 58 0.65
November 52 27 .094 46 24 1.48 68 46 0.43
December 43 20 1.62 40 20 2.83 57 37 0.81

 

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