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Together with three friends we started to plan a 9 Day Trip to the Zion and Grand Canyon National Park, with visits to Antelope Canyon, and Arches National Park.

The planning commenced in March of 2012, with camping and backcountry reservation in the parks. We researched weather, natural dangers as snakes and such and worked out a detailed nutrition and hydration schedule. We stayed away from energy drinks and instead used dissolving isotope drink tablets, to be used in our water which we purchased at MEC as well as REI.

We worked out a detailed hiking schedule for the Grand Canyon with a maximum hiking time of 6 hours per day. Regular hydration and snack breaks and made sure that we all are aware of each others responsibility to ensure each of Us stays hydrated and nourished.

This type of planning is very important as there are restrictions in weight…

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