grand canyon hike

The Grand Canyon is one of the most pop­u­lar hik­ing spots in the US due to its long paths and stun­ning views. While some peo­ple choose to avoid the Grand Canyon dur­ing sum­mer because of the heat, most peo­ple pre­fer the warmth; in fact, the Grand Canyon sees more hik­ers in sum­mer than it does at any oth­er time of the year!

grand canyon hike

After all, sum­mer has some perks going for it; the days are long, the weath­er is warm, and the ground is nor­mal­ly dri­er. How­ev­er hik­ing in the sun comes with its own dan­gers, espe­cial­ly if you are hik­ing the Grand Canyon.

Don’t let your sum­mer hike turn into a dan­ger­ous ordeal. Here are five tips for hik­ing in the Grand Canyon in summer.

1. Be Aware Of The Heat
At the risk of sound­ing like a bro­ken record: the most impor­tant thing you must remem­ber when hik­ing in the Grand Canyon is how hot it can get. Many hik­ers assume that the inside of the basin will be as warm as the rim, but it can actu­al­ly be around 50 degrees hotter.

If you only real­ize this when in the basin, you’ll be con­front­ed with a tough uphill hike in extreme tem­per­a­tures. This can be very dan­ger­ous, so make sure to keep the heat in mind at all times when you are hiking.

2. Set Off Early
It’s always impor­tant to set off ear­ly so that you can avoid the mid-after­noon heat, but this is extra impor­tant if you are hik­ing in the Grand Canyon. As the area is so open and exposed there is very lit­tle in the way of shel­ter, so a tough trek through the heat could leave you with sunstroke.

It’s also nor­mal­ly qui­eter in the morn­ings so your hike will be more peace­ful and relax­ing, and you will real­ly be able to take in the stun­ning views!

3. Take Breaks To Rest
Don’t for­get to take reg­u­lar rest breaks. Hik­ing is a stren­u­ous activ­i­ty at the best of times, and adding hot tem­per­a­tures into the mix can be a recipe for dis­as­ter. Make sure to look out for shad­ed areas when you are hik­ing, and if you see one take a break to sit down and drink some water.

4. Bring Water And Salty Snacks
Every­one should bring water with them on a hike, but you may want to pack twice as much if you are head­ing into the Grand Canyon. You should also pack some high-calo­rie salty snacks, such as ener­gy bars or trail mix. These snacks will help to replace your elec­trolytes as you hike, and they will give you the ener­gy that you need to hike back up the basin. Make sure that you alter­nate between water and snacks to avoid stom­ach cramps.

5. Wear A Bandana
A ban­dana will pro­tect your head, fore­head, and neck from the extreme heat, which is very use­ful as it can be hard to find shade and shel­tered areas. If you find your­self get­ting warm you can take the ban­dana off and wet it before putting it back on, as this will help cool you down.

The Grand Canyon is also sandy and it can get quite windy so you can use your ban­dana to pro­tect your mouth and nose. You can even use the ban­dana to blow your nose (might want extras if you do), wipe your hands, or dry the back of your neck; this small item has many dif­fer­ent benefits.

It seems we have to put as much thought into buy­ing a water bot­tle as buy­ing a new house – there are so many things to con­sid­er: BPA-free is a must. Stain­less steel looks great, but have you ever tried stor­ing a hot bev­er­age in one? Ouch!  Our bot­tles need to with­stand a drop along the trail and all the demands that come with liv­ing a life out­doors. The eas­i­er they are to clean, the bet­ter, but the most impor­tant fac­tor is feel­ing con­fi­dent that the water will remain fresh.

Enter Bam­boo Bot­tle Com­pa­ny. Con­vinced there was a way to make a water bot­tle which was insu­lat­ed, BPA-free, dish­wash­er safe, made from all-nat­ur­al mate­ri­als, and durable, they turned to bam­boo. Bamboo’s sta­bil­i­ty, hard­ness, and strength, makes for tough bot­tles and the unique glass inte­ri­or guar­an­tees safe and clean water at all tem­per­a­tures. Bam­boo Bot­tle Company’s Clymb debut fea­tures their eco-friend­ly, styl­ish, and durable bot­tles at exclu­sive pricing.

Arbor Col­lec­tive

What hap­pens when artistry meets envi­ron­men­tal­ism on a jury-rigged skate ramp in some grit­ty alley behind a west-Venice gro­cery store? Arbor Col­lec­tive hap­pens. What hap­pens when a group of artists, design­ers, and friends who snow­board, skate­board, and surf togeth­er decide to launch a board and appar­el busi­ness with an uncom­pro­mis­ing approach toward sus­tain­abil­i­ty? Arbor Col­lec­tive hap­pens. What hap­pens when The Clymb offers Men’s and Women’s Arbor Col­lec­tive appar­el at exclu­sive pric­ing for our mem­bers? You buy it today and feel great about rock­ing some awe­some, fash­ion­able duds that sup­port a refresh­ing­ly pro­gres­sive brand, that’s what hap­pens. Shop our Arbor Col­lec­tive selec­tion, and then read about how they’re reap­ing the ben­e­fits of bam­boo in their apparel.

New Zealand-based blue­sev­en­ty designs triathlon appar­el and acces­sories for com­pet­i­tive ath­letes who wear their gear like a sec­ond skin and expect it to per­form like a dream. Today at The Clymb, we’re offer­ing Men’s and Women’s blue­sev­en­ty triathlon suits, shorts, sin­glets, gog­gles, and more. Don’t be late off the block for this one or you will miss out.

Also Fea­tured This Week:

Thun­der­bolt Soft­shell Jeans, Plus Ahnu and SOG

Amp It Up with RAMP & Lib­er­ty Skis, Plus MHM and Acorn

There are many rea­sons why we chose to part­ner with Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works and fea­ture their water bot­tles on The Clymb. Here are just a few:

  • Wide mouth, thread­less design means easy clean­ing and ice friendly
  • All bot­tles are made from recy­cled materials
  • Flex­i­ble Food Grade Coat­ing means no chips or flakes float­ing in your water
  • They seek out local artists to help design their unique bottles


Begin­ning today at 9am PST, you can save up to 50% off the dura­bil­i­ty and pre­ci­sion crafts­man­ship that are the hall­mark of Lib­er­ty Bot­tle­works BPA-free water bot­tles. Get yours here.

Formed with the inten­tion of sup­port­ing ath­letes, moti­vat­ing the next-gen­er­a­tion and spread­ing pos­i­tive ener­gy, Jet­ty cre­ates, inspires, and sets its own trends. Clymb mem­bers will save up to 60% on their surf and skate appar­el for men and women here. 

Mem­bers can also still get in on our oth­er great events this week fea­tur­ing SPY, Coal, Skull­can­dy, Moun­tain Hard­wear, and Manzel­la. If you got ques­tions about these or oth­er events, or per­haps you need an invite to shop, just vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter and we’ll be more than hap­py to hook you up.

We’re start­ing things off with Chrome mes­sen­ger bags and low-pro­file bike shoes. Made from the stur­di­est mate­ri­als, Chrome’s gear is no non­sense, high­ly func­tion­al, and built for life. Shop the ulti­mate Chrome event at up to 50% off here.

If you val­ue qual­i­ty, work­man­ship, and per­for­mance then you’re going to love slip­ping into a pair of Acorn slip­pers. Their inno­v­a­tive, high qual­i­ty designs have been put to use by NASA astro­nauts and they’ll keep your feet warm and pro­tect­ed, the per­fect addi­tion to your out­door appar­el, chill­ing by the camp fire or bun­dled in your sleep­ing bag. Shop our selec­tion of Acorn slip­pers for men and women at up to 55% off retail now.

This next event is extra spe­cial. MiiR water bot­tles are cus­tomiz­able, BPA-free, and craft­ed from durable 18/8 steel. For each bot­tle pur­chased, we’ve part­nered with MiiR to donate $2 to build­ing wells in devel­op­ing nations. You can par­tic­i­pate by pur­chas­ing MiiR bot­tles at up to 55% off.

Final­ly, save up to 50% below retail on field-test­ed, spe­cial­ized bike pan­niers from Pacif­ic Out­door Equip­ment and inno­v­a­tive, sin­gle wheel bike trail­ers from Maya Cycles. 

You can still have your entire order ship for free with the pur­chase of a The Clymb t‑shirt. Yes, there are a lot of great events tak­ing place, but we’re not too busy to answer your ques­tions, take your sug­ges­tions, or extend an invite. Just stop by Face­book or Twit­ter to let us know what you need.

What start­ed as two women surfers/athletes, tired of try­ing to find women board­shorts that actu­al­ly fit like they were made for women, has become an active appar­el com­pa­ny pro­vid­ing high qual­i­ty tech­ni­cal water sports and lifestyle appar­el. Shop a selec­tion of wom­en’s appar­el from Carve Designs at up to 55% off now.

Aladdin cre­ates unique food and bev­er­age solu­tions that fit your lifestyle. We’re hap­py to offer a selec­tion of their sus­tain­able, high­ly func­tion­al, and beau­ti­ful­ly designed water bot­tles at up to 60% off. Clymb mem­bers can shop the Aladdin event here.

It’s the mid­dle of the week, and that means you can shop the events above, plus still have time to shop our Teva, Evolv, Teko, Sier­ra Designs, and Kay­land events. Also, there’s still time to score an exclu­sive The Clymb tee. When you buy a tee, your entire order ships for free. Hey, that rhymed.

If you want to vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter, we’d love to hear from you. We can answer order ques­tions, take sug­ges­tions, and even give out invi­ta­tions to join The Clymb. I can­not, how­ev­er, promise more rhymes.

With their world-inspired designs, prAna has made cloth­ing that lends itself to all kinds of pas­sions from climb­ing to yoga. Today we have a selec­tion of prAna wom­en’s appar­el that includes vests, jack­ets, capris and more. Shop the prAna event at up to 60% off here.

Remem­ber those met­al lunch box­es we used as kids? Well, our oth­er fea­tured brand today, Aladdin, pro­duced the first char­ac­ter licensed lunch box in the 1950’s. It has since evolved to pro­vide recy­cled and recy­clable mugs, water bot­tles, and food con­tain­ers, prov­ing that sus­tain­abil­i­ty can be styl­ish. Our first Aladdin event fea­tures func­tion­al water bot­tles at up to 60% off.

And there’s still time to save on Cha­co san­dals for men and women, Sher­pani bags, and lucy activewear.

Don’t for­get we’re always on Face­book and Twit­ter, avail­able to answer ques­tions about these or upcom­ing events. Also, today we’ll have some fun brand triv­ia worth Clymb cred­it. Don’t miss it!

Check out prAna in motion at this year’s Out­door Retailer:

If you’re suf­fer­ing from Mon­day blahs, we’ve got the cure. No, it’s not a time machine that can make it Fri­day already (I wish), but rather four super brands today at ridicu­lous­ly awe­some savings.

Camel­Bak has led the way in pro­vid­ing high-qual­i­ty, hands-free hydra­tion sys­tems that are per­fect for run­ning, bik­ing, hik­ing, snow­board­ing, ski­ing, and more. We’re lead­ing off the week with up to 70% off their state-of-the-art hydra­tion packs. Yes, that bears repeat­ing: up to 70% off. Take a look at the selec­tion here.

On your next adven­ture you’re sure to need a lum­bar bag from Moun­tain­smith. Reli­able, made to last, and capa­ble of keep­ing your out­door essen­tials read­i­ly avail­able and orga­nized, these bags can be yours at up to 50% off.

Because you’re all about liv­ing a life out­doors, be it from adven­ture to adven­ture and all the days in between, we’ve got KAVU back­packs and bags for men and women at up to 55% off. Whether it’s for your next hike or bike com­mute to work, you’ll find a bag right for you here.

And if you’re look­ing for some­thing that will last a life­time and beyond, you’ll want to look no fur­ther than our Stan­ley event with water bot­tles and trav­el mugs. Shop for the next Stan­ley prod­uct that will become a part of your fam­i­ly here, at up to 65% off.

Not too shab­by for a Mon­day, no? If you have ques­tions about these events or you’d like to sug­gest a brand to see fea­tured on The Clymb, feel free to drop us an email or vis­it with us on Face­book or Twit­ter. Those are also good places to get an imme­di­ate invite so you can be signed up and ready to save in no time.

Today we have three favorite brands return­ing to The Clymb.

Bold, beau­ti­ful, and inspired by well-being, Lole makes appar­el for women that is tops in per­for­mance and fit. Shop their activewear at up to 55% off here.

We’ve also got a great deal on San­ta Cruz Surf­boards. Made for the waves, these leg­endary boards are avail­able in some fan­tas­tic styles. They’re here at exclu­sive mem­ber pricing.

Pho­to cour­tesy of San­ta Cruz Surfboards

Final­ly, you can save up to 60% off Stan­ley water bot­tles and trav­el mugs that last a life­time. Check out the selec­tion here.

Vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter for ques­tions about orders, news on upcom­ing events, or to obtain an invite.

Three brand events to start the week includ­ing one new brand to wel­come to The Clymb.

Thriv Nat­ur­al Per­for­mance appar­el allows you to sweat with­out being sweaty and blocks 99.9% of the sun’s rays with its UPF rat­ing of 50+. Their patent pend­ing blend of Organ­ic Cot­ton, bam­boo vis­cose, and elas­tine ensures max­i­mum com­fort. Vis­it our Thriv brand event and receive up to 60% off this inno­v­a­tive appar­el for men and women.

Using only food grade mate­ri­als in their prod­ucts, Water­box set out to pro­duce water bot­tles that serve their basic func­tion, but also look and feel good. We’re pleased to offer you anoth­er Water­box event where you can stock up on their long-last­ing and beau­ti­ful bot­tles at up to 60% off. Shop Water­box now.

Sier­ra Designs is no stranger to The Clymb and today we’re fea­tur­ing a camp­ing event loaded with their tents, sleep­ing bags, and oth­er camp­ing acces­sories. Shop Sier­ra Designs at up to 50% off here.

Brand events are for mem­bers only, but we’re avail­able to extend an invi­ta­tion via Face­book and Twit­ter.

For more on Thriv Nat­ur­al Per­for­mance, check out this video:

Today, it’s all about mak­ing your life eas­i­er. That’s why we fea­tur­ing events to make man­ag­ing and track­ing your time eas­i­er, your run eas­i­er, and we’re even gonna make life eas­i­er on your feet.

Does it get any bet­ter than Timex when it comes to reli­a­bil­i­ty and style? Our first event this Wednes­day offer Clymb mem­bers up to 50% off Timex expe­di­tion and sport watch­es for men and women. View the selec­tion here.

We’ve also part­nered once again with VIVOBAREFOOT to bring you the most com­pre­hen­sive line of min­i­mal­ist shoes on the mar­ket, also at up to 50% off. Your feet will thank you. The VIVOBAREFOOT event begins now.

And Nathan is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing run­ning acces­sories that bring com­fort and safe­ty. We’re pleased to part­ner with them for the first time today and we’re kick­ing it off with run­ning acces­sories like light­weight, reflec­tive vests and water bot­tles. Shop Nathan at up to 50% off here.

Vis­it us on Face­book or Twit­ter if you need an invite or have a question/suggestion. Some­one’s always wait­ing to listen.

I’m sure we’re all doing our “so hap­py it’s Fri­day” dance — the week­end is just a few hours away. Before you run out to play in the sun­shine, have a look at the three brand events clos­ing out this week.

New to The Clymb is OGIO, a cut­ting-edge com­pa­ny that rev­o­lu­tion­ized gear bag designs by imple­ment­ing a pas­sion­ate vision plus the insight of some of the top ath­letes in the world. Mem­bers, check out an amaz­ing selec­tion of OGIO packs and bags at up to 65% off, here.

Ore­gon Sci­en­tif­ic com­bines cut­ting edge tech­nol­o­gy with styl­ish design to pro­vide prod­ucts that enhance your life. And we are so all about enhanc­ing your life in our Ore­gon Sci­en­tif­ic event. Shop their time­pieces and pedome­ters at up to 60% off.

Final­ly, SIGG is back with water bot­tles at up to 50% off. Now’s the pre­fect time to stock up on the per­fect bot­tles to help beat the heat. Check the selec­tion right here.

There’s a lot going on, but if you ever have ques­tions about these or oth­er events, don’t hes­i­tate to reach out via Twit­ter or Face­book. We can even shoot you an invite that way if you’re in need. And there’s still time to shop our Push­er, Rev­o­lu­tion and Father’s Day events.

Anoth­er Fri­day, anoth­er great event.

Clean and easy design meets com­fort and ver­sa­til­i­ty in Sport Sci­ence’s per­for­mance appar­el. We’re excit­ed to be part­ner­ing with them again and we know you are too based on your enthu­si­as­tic and pos­i­tive feed­back. We aim to please so mem­bers of The Clymb can shop our week­end Sport Sci­ence event, shop­ping their made-in-the-USA appar­el at up to 55% off. View our Sport Sci­ence sale here.

Anoth­er Clymb favorite known for clas­sic designs, Stan­ley. We’re fea­tur­ing their durable, built-for-a-life­time water bot­tles and trav­el mugs. (Psst, they make awe­some Father’s Day gifts.) Shop Stan­ley at up to 60% off here.

Shop­ping at The Clymb requires a mem­ber­ship, and I’m hap­py to extend an invite if you stop by Twit­ter or Face­book. The signup process is quick and pain­less, and once you’re squared away you can extend your own per­son­al­ized invite which ensures you a $10 cred­it when a refer­ral places their first order.

Hap­py Earth Day! Hope­ful­ly, you found our Earth Day sug­ges­tions use­ful and were inspired to give a lit­tle more and take a lit­tle less this weekend.

We’re clos­ing out this week (and it has been a pret­ty good one, huh?) with two events. First, bags and appar­el for men and women from Loopt­works. Fit­ting that on Earth Day, we fea­ture a brand so com­mit­ted to using top-qual­i­ty, excess mate­ri­als to cre­ate fresh, num­bered, lim­it­ed-edi­tion eco-friend­ly cloth­ing. Clymb mem­bers can shop Loopt­works at up to 60% off this week­end, here.

And Water­box: water bot­tles that go beyond hold­ing your bev­er­age, but last a life­time AND look amaz­ing in the process. As a mem­ber, you can shop these gor­geous water bot­tles at up to 60% off, here.

These sales are for mem­bers only, but I’ll extend a mem­ber­ship invite if you stop by Twit­ter or Facebook.

Have an amaz­ing weekend!

Anon offers the widest range of lens tints with VLTs (vis­i­ble light trans­mis­sion) that cov­ers every light con­di­tion. From crys­tal clear to SOLEX mir­rored, anon has you cov­ered from white out to glac­i­er blue bird. And we’ve got you cov­ered by fea­tur­ing a vari­ety of anon lens­es for men and women at exclu­sive mem­ber pricing.

We’re also help­ing you stay hydrat­ed in style with a col­lec­tion of SIGG water bot­tles and hydra­tion sys­tems. You have your pick of dozens of col­ors and styles for adults and kids, all at up to 50% off.

This mem­bers-only event begins today at 9am PST and ends on Thurs­day (1/27) at 9am PST, so don’t delay. If you need a mem­ber­ship, stop by Twit­ter or Face­book and drop us a line. We’ll hook you up.

We’ve got this event in the bag.

OK. Cut me some slack. It’s Monday.

Seri­ous­ly, we think you’ll find this brand as excit­ing as we do. First, mem­bers of The Clymb will receive up to 55% off Sher­pani bags for women. Sher­pani bags are made with a inno­v­a­tive phi­los­o­phy: Pure; the bags are designed with clean and sim­ple lines — wom­en’s lives are busy, they don’t need their bags to be, Bold; clear­ly fem­i­nine designs, Orig­i­nal; because women are inde­pen­dent, con­fi­dent and dis­tinc­tive, and Soft; out­door fab­rics that bal­ance your fre­net­ic lifestyle with the beau­ty of nature.

We have a won­der­ful selec­tion of Sher­pani totes, shoul­der bags, and trav­el bags in bold and excit­ing colors.

We also have a favorite return­ing: SIGG bot­tles, includ­ing sev­er­al from their Vin­tage and STEELWORKS col­lec­tions, up to 50% off.

You need to be a mem­ber to have access to these great sav­ings, and we can send you an invite by request. Just vis­it us on Twit­ter or Face­book and let us know.

As most of you know we’ve been spend­ing a lot of time get­ting to know ath­letes and out­door enthu­si­asts that blog. One thing that remains a con­stant bit of advice from run­ners to hik­ers, from climbers to triath­letes is the impor­tance of stay­ing hydrated.

Start­ing today at 9am PST, mem­bers of The Clymb will receive up to 60% off SIGG hydra­tion sys­tems in an exclu­sive 3‑day event. SIGG remains pop­u­lar not just because of their qual­i­ty and diverse designs, but they’re also BPA-free and made from phtha­late-free ingre­di­ents. We know stay­ing healthy isn’t just impor­tant for you, but the envi­ron­ment as well. And, I know from per­son­al expe­ri­ence that the kids bot­tles make trav­el­ing with chil­dren a lot less messy. To make things even eas­i­er on you, we’ve reduced ship­ping to the low price of $5.98 just for this SIGG event.

This event ends on Thurs­day (8/12) at 9am PST so make sure you act fast. If you’re in need of a mem­ber­ship, you can fol­low us on Twit­ter or vis­it our Face­book page. Also, SIGG events are pret­ty pop­u­lar, you might want to hook up your friends with your own invite code (under My Accounts). Once they place their first order, you’ll get a $10 credit.