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Last minute invite on the Grand Canyon. Super excited. What are things you ladies really wish you had but didn't bring? What are the must haves launching June 1!
 

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We floated the river last August. I am very, very glad that I brought long underwear. The water is really cold.
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Small pee bucket for near your tent so you're not wandering down to the river in the middle of the night....and yes. Lotion. Lots and lots of lotion.
 

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I got a rash from sitting in a wet seat all day. Someone on the trip brought some Desitn. Cleared it up over night. Also make sure you have some Imodium in your first aid kit.
 

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If you do not have one already, pick up a quality LED headlamp and take spare batteries. Headlamps come in real handy if you have to go outside to the groover etc after dark, or if you want to read a book after dark or find gear in the dark.
 

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Tweezers for removing cactus, cotton socks + bag balm to sleep in if your feet crack, 2+ pairs of good sunglasses with croakies, long sleeve shirt and pants for sun protection, good packable sun hat
 

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Nylons. Strappy shoes. Little black dress.
Not for on the river, but when you get off; Go to Las Vegas for a couple days. The culture shock is almost as much fun as the canyon.

Seriously. After a couple weeks of sleeping in the dirt and what not, going to Las Vegas is a trip. You will catch yourself going; "Ooh! Shiny!"

Remember to look before you cross a street. Really. You haven't even thought about cars for a couple of weeks.

I recommend either Green Valley resort or Red Rocks for a hotel. Not all that expensive.
 

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not lotion, OIL, lotion is made up of mostly water so it evaporates quickly and leaves you re-applying all the time, take some coconut oil instead as it also has cooling qualities. Have fun!
 

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Make sure to keep a river journal - I've re-read mine (fondly) a coupe times. And for the love of god... LOTION.

Anddd... if your group doesn't have a speaker, some music can really be nice.
 

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I did a video journal on my iPhone every afternoon as I got to camp. Just get a good pelican case and be careful. It's worth it to have actual footage of the experiences and awesome campsites.
 

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I got a prescription for antibiotics and took AZO and I'm glad I did. Got a bladder infection from sitting in and peeing water all day
 
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