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Grand Canyon Day Pack Ideas

Here are some packing suggestions for an all-day hike in the Grand Canyon. I'll hike with something like an 18-pound pack. Someone who's lighter might keep the weight under 12 pounds. Do not forget first aid. Make sure you have enough first-aid supplies in your party and stay together, or make sure that you don't split up in a way that leaves part of your group unprepared.

18-pound pack
Going Downweight (lb.)    Going Upweight (lb.)
Pack1.0 Pack1.0
Water (3 liters)6.5 Water (5 liters)11.0
Food4.5 Food3.0
Warm Clothes/Weather Gear1.0 Warm Clothes/Weather Gear1.0
Necessities
Flashlight, blister kit, toilet paper, sunscreen
0.5 Necessities
Flashlight, blister kit, toilet paper, sunscreen
0.5
Personal/shared items
wallet, camera, shared first aid
1.5 Personal/shared items
wallet, camera, shared first aid
1.5
TOTAL:15.0 TOTAL:18.0

 

12-pound pack
Going Downweight (lb.)    Going Upweight (lb.)
Pack1.0 Pack1.0
Water (2 liters)4.5 Water (3 liters)6.5
Food3.0 Food2.0
Warm Clothes/Weather Gear1.0 Warm Clothes/Weather Gear1.0
Necessities
Flashlight, blister kit, toilet paper, sunscreen
0.5 Necessities
Flashlight, blister kit, toilet paper, sunscreen
0.5
Personal/shared items
wallet, camera, shared first aid
1.0 Personal/shared items
wallet, camera, shared first aid
1.0
TOTAL:11.0 TOTAL:12.0

 

4.5 pounds of foodweight (lb.) caloriesfat cal.
Goo (7 packs)
5 PowerBar Gel, 2 Gu
0.6 750 
Twizzlers1.0 1450 
Gatorade Powder (8 qt.)1.2 1850 
Clif Bars (8 bars)1.2 1950 300 
Trail Mix0.5 1050 480 
TOTAL:4.5 7050 780 

Fat doesn't digest well when your blood is in your legs. If I take this much trail mix, then I'll eat most of it going down.



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