I just wanna be cool...in the desert
July 10, 2010 7:26 PM Subscribe
I'm going to be in the Grand Canyon (paddling the Colorado) for over 2 weeks in August. It will be over 100 degrees during the day and still pretty hot at night. What suggestions do you have for keeping cool while hiking, sleeping, etc?
posted by The Dutchman to sports, hobbies, & recreation (6 answers total)
I already have several sun hats and I'm going to try one of those cool-gel bandanna things (do they work?). People with experience have told me to skip the synthetics and go with cotton shirts for some evaporative cooling. Last time I was in the Canyon, one night was so hot that I soaked a cotton sheet and put it over me to sleep, so I'll bring that too. What else?