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How to Dress for Narrows Day Hike

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How to Dress for Narrows Day Hike

We're planning a Narrows day hike for the second week in July. Plan to rent the shoes, socks, and stick. Plan to wear fast drying shorts and shirts.Does it get chilly in the canyon that time of year? Should we carry a fleece?

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1. Re: How to Dress for Narrows Day Hike

Since the Narrows does not get direct sunlight, it can be a bit cooler. It also depends on the time of day you go. Mornings will be cooler, and you might want to bring something lightweight just in case. It gets pretty hot in July, so I dont think you will need a fleece.

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I agree with SLB about bringing something lightweight just in case. We hiked the Narrows mid July last year - we threw long sleeved shirts in our bag but never needed them. Have a fabulous hike - it's a great experience!

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3. Re: How to Dress for Narrows Day Hike

If you have room in your pack,you may want to consider bringing a second set of shoes or flip flops to change into after your hike.That way you won't have to walk around in the water boots if you decide to do another short hike or want to relax somewhere before going back to town to return the equipment.

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Thanks for the replies.I'll be sure to remeber the flip flop tip!

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5. Re: How to Dress for Narrows Day Hike

We did the Narrows yesterday. YOu are very wise to rent the shoes, socks and stick. Definately bring dry shoes to change into as well as dry shorts and underwear. There are areas that may be waist deep to cross. Use your stick in front of you to check the depth you are about to step into,

The water was 56 degrees. The air was cool but comfortable but we never needed more than our teckwick shirts and hiking shorts.That said, hypothermia can set in so you should carry a polarfleece just in case. I doubt you will need it. but better to have it and not need it. If you rent thorugh Zion Adventure Company, they will have you watch an orientation video with good into to know.

It was a great hike..have fun..bring LOTS of water !

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