Arizona What to Pack

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Arizona What to Pack

  • Attire

    Sedona What to Pack

    You needed a luggage if you spend the night in Sedona. Otherwise, just bring some backpack to carry your bottled water.Your comfy walking attire. Bring comfy attire, comfortable shoes and depending on the weather you are going, bring a jacket even during the spring time because it gets cold at night and during early mornings. Bring sunscreen. The...

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  • Pack for the Desert

    Tucson What to Pack

    In the summer, bring a light t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops. Don't forget the sunscreen. When the sun is beating and the temp is 105 F, you will burn fast. In the winter, bring a jacket with you. The days are nice. Temps in the 70's but overnight lows can drop into the upper twenties and lower thirties. Light T-shirt. No black ones. They hold...

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  • Temperature Extremes

    Grand Canyon What to Pack

    Keep cool and hydrated in the summer heat, (especially if going down to the canyon floor) 1. Buy several BPA-free water bottles with insulating sleeves, (I like the Camelback better bottle and sleeve, which you can attach to your belt). Instead of filling with water, fill it with ice before you start your hike, as it melts it helps keep you cool....

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  • Water

    Grand Canyon National Park What to Pack

    No one should try to hike into the Crand Canyon without carrying sufficient water supplies. During the summer months it will get very hot below the rim of the canyon to the point that the extreme heat can become life threatening without preparation. Bring at least a gallon per person to be on the safe side.

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  • Hiking/Biking

    Sedona What to Pack

    Wear hiking boots or good walking shoes. In your pack, you should carry a first aid kit, a map, flashlight, toilet paper and plastic bag, rescue whistle, compass, pocket knife, extra food. Keep you dogs on leash and clean up after your pet.

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  • Boots

    Grand Canyon What to Pack

    Depending upon what time of year it is and how quickly it gets dark, you may need a flashlight. I was hiking last August and found myself trying to hike up the Soutrh Kaibab trail when I ran into another family with kids. I had the presence of mind to pack a flashlight. I asked the other family how they would be able to see going back up the trail...

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  • Temperature Extremes

    Grand Canyon National Park What to Pack

    Our trip was in October, and it was cold in the morning. In the picture my dad has on his overcoat, and was still too cold, so he has borrowed my scarf and has it wrapped around his head (it is Navy and gold). The arid South Rim is pleasant, even in the peak of summer. It gets nippy in the winter. The inner gorge OTOH is relentlessly hot in the...

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  • Camera / Plenty of Film

    Grand Canyon What to Pack

    Please I beg you bring a camera or two and plenty of film/digital memory cards, you will be so disappointed if you can't record the magnificent Grand Canyon on a few photographs. It is worth taking to many photos here, because it isn't worth the risk of not having a great photo to show your kids/grand kids.

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    Grand Canyon What to Pack

    Well, it depends on if you are here for the day, or plan on spending more time. If you are camping, I'm sure you already know how to prepare for this. Ask a specialty camping/outdoor store in Arizona for any special items you may require Bring Hiking shoes. I wore Teva Sandals, as I'm used to wearing these things outdoors a lot. They are great in...

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  • on being self-contained

    Backpacks and overnight bags for rare motel stays or nice friends' houses. Good hiking boots, sandals, warm and liner socks, long light pants, long warm pants, long underwear tops and bottoms. fleece, rain pants and jacket, warm hat, sun hat, sunglasses. Sunscreen. Wide angle and zoom lenses, polarizer, extra batteries, multiple memory cards,...

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  • Bandana!

    Bring a bandana. I wish I had one. I had a lumbar pack on and my neck got fried. I ended up using a tank top to put around my neck. At water stops I soaked the top in the cool water and wrapped it around my neck. This helped to prevent sunburn and overheating. I wish i had a bandana.

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  • Packing List

    A day pack is a good idea for hiking, so is lots of water, this is a good place for one of those hydration systems. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a MUS There is a 40 degree temperature difference between the middle of the day and the middle of the night during any given time of year. They key to climate happiness in Arizona is layers, layers,...

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  • What to bring

    Hiking shoes if you plan to tour the many State or National parks. Lightweight clothing, layers if you go in the winter time, and a coat if you will be in the northern part of the state. Fancier clothes if you plan on going out to dinner in one of the cities,(though it's not necessary) Sunscreen, you can pick it up here if you have forgotten...

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  • What to Pack for AZ

    For the most part sunscreen, sunglasses, swimming suit & lightweight clothing. If you plan on spending time in Northern AZ bring along some pants,sweatshirt, or coat (depending on the time of year) The temp. ranges drastically from Phoenix to even Flagstaff. If you are renting a car in AZ pick a light colored one, not a black car with black...

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  • Don't forget the high factor sunscreen!

    Definately bring a backpack if camping, a lot easier to carry and move around. A pair of shoes with a very good grip - there are some amazing hikes in Arizona...If you are here in the summer, then definately bring lightweight and breathable clothes as it gets very warm... Though bring a light jumper for the evenings.In the winter it is really cold...

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  • Large Hat, Sunscreen and Water!

    Take a cooler bag (soft folding one) and buy lots of bottled water. Freeze or chill in your hotel fridge at night and pop in the bag in the car as you travel. Walking shoes, whether you are a serious hiker or not! Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen - preferably with fly repellant incorporated (though we did not suffer from insect bites but...

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  • Be sensible and have fun!

    1. A day bag that will hold your ever-present water bottle and your camera :) 2. Jeans - don't need to be pressed and starched, but can be if you choose ...3. Boots - from rock star trendy to on the farm cowboy boots ... doesn't matter! Wear w/ your jeans, a dress/skirt or whatever ... okay just don't wear w/ your shorts!4. Layered clothing. The...

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  • Warm by day cold at night

    From late October until early May, Arizona has a temperate and pleasant climate. Days are usually sunny and a perfect temperature. Bring a jacket for the evenings though as this is the desert and once the sun sets, the temperature drops considerably.The summer is another story. Many people speak about dry heat, but I can't fathom how 120 degrees...

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  • Shake and Bake

    Make sure that you bring layers with you, especially if you are travelling during the spring like we did. The desert can get suprisingly cool at night, and of course, very hot during the day. The Grand Canyon can get snow into June, as it is situated at 7,000 feet. A wide-brimmed hat is handy as well, and I noticed there are many for sale at...

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  • Packing List

    Family Travel Sunscreen in the summer is a MUST!!! . Be sure to bring your camera and a lot of film!

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  • Packing List

    Be prepared for both warm and cool weather. It can be cold on top of a mountain, even in the summer months. Take along some water to drink if you are traveling by car, Sometimes there are lots of miles in between restaurants while traveling through the deserts.

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  • Packing List

    Any bag will do! Lake Havasu is like a summer-long Mardi Gras, so you'll need plenty of beads if you hope to get anyone to flash you. Oh... and don't forget your sunscreen. I saw a poor fellow or two with some serious and painful looking sunburns! Bathingsuit... that's optional! =P You definitely should bring some sort of camera to capture this...

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  • Packing List

    You might not want to take too many bags, because the airport is big and is under construction which means more walking and detours. Pack clothing for hot weather all the time! In December-Febuary you might want to take a lite jacket.Don't forget comfortable shoes.

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  • Packing List

    Family Travel Take you camera and Telescope if you have one,This is my two telescopes set up in my back yard

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  • Packing List

    HOT! The weather is HOT here. OK, not totally... but Phoenix can get sizzling in the 110's regularly, and most of the desert areas will be pretty hot. However, go to Flagstaff and it will be pretty cool... 70's? Even the top of the grand canyon isn't always hot, especially in the evenings. Anyway... so bring plenty of shorts, but also bring a...

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  • Packing List

    bring an extra bag... you'll need it to hold all the new stuff you bought want to be able to dress in layers ... unless you go in the summer time then you just want and light and cool clothing as possible SUNSCREEN!!!! not many clouds makes for a very very sunny vacation lots of film there will be so much to take pictures of.. we came back with...

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  • Packing List

    Backpack and carry-on! I'd loose the carry-on, it was too much! Didn't leave my hands free! I downsized that day!!! Rises in elevation can take you from 70 degree in the day to frezing at night! WEAR! Beware! Be prepared! Some say a snakebite kit, I never needed a thing! But, I always got the basic first aid kit. A camera is a must! Know the...

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  • Packing List

    And Now The Weather..

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    COMFORTABLE shoes--hiking boots with good ankle support and treds small tripod: difficult to find a balanced rock for those shots to get you both in! When hiking in or around the North Rim binoculars are a must as is plenty of water! Walking sticks for balance and support in some of the steep areas

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  • Packing List

    If you come in the summer bring lots of suntan lotion, we ALWAYS carry SPF 30 or 45, and use it liberally. Wear a wide brimmed hat (lightweight) and make sure your ears, nose, face and the tops of your feet (if you wear sandals) have a good supply of lotion.Arizona life is generally casual plenty of jeans, shorts and casual shirts. You can dress...

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  • Packing List

    I don't know if I should suggest an umbrella or sunglasses. It rained more than we expected it to when we were in Arizona in July. If you are going to do any hiking at all I would strongly suggest proper foot wear. Not only for the comfort of your feet but also as protection from cactus spines and snakes.

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  • Packing List

    if you are not back packing bring as much as you need! in winter bring a good coate and snow boots!(havent bean there in the summer...) thay have a good 's.o.s' chopper on stand by....donet worry! bring it all!!!!!!if you a foto lover that is the place! if you plan on doing out door camping bring all the geer and if you do 'snepling' bring your...

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  • Packing List

    We were travelling by auto so were able to fill the trunk of the car with bags. We brought so many things we never used or wore or needed. Such as Suits and fancy clothes. Sport wear was what we wore all the time. Shorts a must good walking shoes. Sun glasses a must, swim suit for sure. A good sun hat and a warm jacket for the cool evenings. You...

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  • Packing List

    Anything your comfortable with. Always locking type though you can never be too careful. Spring and Summer time it's hot so comfortable clothing that will breath since the heat can and is extreme. However I am a sun worshipper so I thrive in it. Comfortable shoes, tennis, hiking boots, and of course your dancing shoes for your night...

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  • Packing List

    Not a lot of clothes needed...bathing suit perhaps? Sunglasses and tanning lotion. A large sunhat, if you are one of those people with freckles or red hair is also reccomended. A portable swimmingpool perhaps? It's hot hot hot..but it's a dry heat..hehe.

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