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Old 06-20-2011   #1
Palisade, Colorado
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Grand Canyon Essentials?

Name three essential luxury items (I know it's an oxymoron) that you wouldn't go on the Grand without.

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Old 06-20-2011   #2
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Good reading materials, a headlight and single malt scotch.

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Old 06-20-2011   #3
Lakewood, Colorado
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A full size pillow, A thick paco pad, and my down booties. Of course lots of good alcohol
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Lots of ice, a sun shower, and a silt strainer (Dealing With Silt). Oh yeah, and ME.
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Old 06-20-2011   #5
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My 4 inch thick JPW paco pad, my wide brim sailing hat and the right kind of salve/lotion to keep my hands and feet from cracking from the dryness.

For the record, a full size pillow makes for even more comfort while sleeping and plenty of crystal light drink mix to help me drink a lot more water (beer might taste good, but water is what keeps you going) it goes without saying that a good folding chair that supports your back is prime equipment as well.
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Thicker paco pad that what you think you need, full size pillow, and a comfortable chair.
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Old 06-20-2011   #7
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A good game plan, excellent attitude and great company to help transport a case of JD down the river.
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Old 06-20-2011   #8
Redwood City, California
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Babywipes for keeping the cornhole fresh.

A variety of beer.

Good comrades.
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Old 06-20-2011   #9
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Tall rubber muck boots, good single malt Scotch, the right woman (or man).

(The rubber boots are key any more; they almost eliminate the need for hoof cream/bag balm/topical antibiotics/socks with foot grease, etc. "Toelio" is Hell, too)
So many rivers, so little time..........
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Old 06-20-2011   #10
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a badass pair of amphibious shoes that you can wear on hikes where you'll be getting wet and dry. crucial item. the only other decent suggestion on this thread is the one for baby wipes. happy feet+ happy asshole= happy you

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