Grand Canyon National Park Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warnings and Dangers
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    Climb out at YOUR risk
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  • 1. Hiking Hazards

    I noticed a number of people at Grand Canyon that literally could not walk 50 feet without making a stop to rest. This is a park for all, but it is beyond me how people cannot hardly function and then...

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  • 2. Weather Hazards

    Temperatures vary wildly throughout the year, with summer highs within the Inner Gorge commonly exceeding 100 °F (37.8 °C) and winter minimum temperatures sometimes falling below zero degrees...

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  • 3. Don't Fall

    A warning to visitors from Wikipedia (as of 2008): About 600 deaths have occurred in the Grand Canyon since the 1870s. Some of these deaths occurred as the result of overly zealous photographic...

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  • 4. River Hazards

    Even on a hot summer day. The conditions created by the Glen Canyon Dam resulted in year round just above freezing water. Hypothermia will set in after only a few minutes. The currents in the river...

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  • 5. Use Common Sense

    While there are a number of railings on the edge of the Grand Canyon at the most popular locations for the large tourist crowds, there are a number of locations where no railing or wall exists. This...

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  • 6. Plan Ahead

    the north rim of the grand canyon is in a very remote area of arizona. the nearest town is about 100 miles from the canyon. besure to fill up with gas before you enter the colorado plateau. there is...

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  • 7. Fauna & Flora

    There are rattlesnakes of different varieties - the Grand Canyon rattlesnake being the most common. Rarely there are mountain lions and bobcats. Commonly, there are bats. You will know evening is...

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  • 8. Water

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 litre of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough,...

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  • 9. One deep, hot hole

    Safety in and around the canyon is not to be taken lightly. The park does its level best to beat this into any head dense enough not to get it on its own: stand...

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  • 10. High and dry

    South Rim elevations are around 7000 feet, and the North Rim is over 8000 (8,803 ft at Point Imperial). People coming from much lower elevations are going to...

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  • 11. Wood Burns

    There were at least 5 different areas in the park that had fire damage to the trees and environment. All were along side the roadways, leading an investigator...

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  • 12. don't feed the squirrels

    Not all squirrels are begging for hand outs as this one dutiful great climber proves but at popular spots like lookouts and even hiked to viewpoints, there are...

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  • 13. Ride a mule or walk

    It seems like a lot of fun riding a mule down the trail to Grand Canyon.But it seemed a bit scarry to be on a mule. You have to navigate through the traffic and...

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  • 14. Plane flight versus a helicopter flight.

    When we were planning our trip through the South West of U.S.A., we were looking for a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. That was something we definately...

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  • 15. Flat Fotographs

    In the summer, do most of your landscapes early in the morning or late in the evening. Otherwise, all the nooks and crannies will tend to blend into each other...

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  • 16. Pack out your trash

    The Grand Canyon is one of our most popular national parks and it receives millions of visitors per year. There are no cleaning crews here. In order to make...

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