desert hiking tips learned the hard way

Will of the excellent Mental Wanderings blog posted some tips on river walking our favourite track in the Southwest USA.

If you are planning on hiking Paria Canyon sometime in the future, be sure to check it out. Here’s a summary:

Tip #1 – River Water Is Gross

Tip #2 – Filtering From Rivers In the Desert Sucks

Tip #3 – Bring Plenty of Water Bottles

Tip #4 – Wear Socks

Tip #5 – Bring Shoes or Boots

Tip #6 – Hiking Poles Help The Tired

Tip #7 – It’s the Little Things

Tip #8 – Take Lots of Pictures

Tip #9 – Finally, Get a Good Book Written By a Real Expert

Return to the Paria River Canyon: Desert Hiking Tips Learned the Hard Way

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source – more photos from Will’s 2007 Paria Canyon trip

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source – more photos from Will’s 2006 Paria Canyon trip

When planning your own adventure, be sure to check the besthike Paria information page.

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