You’ve planned and anticipated this Grand Canyon raft trip for a long time. You checked out 6 different companies and chose GRAND CANYON WHITEWATER. You’ve read all the written materials GRAND CANYON WHITEWATER sent you and packed accordingly. You’ve got fast-drying clothing, good rain gear, a camera with extra batteries, good sun protection as well as environmentally safe bathing products and toothpaste. You got yourself a digital camera so you don’t have to hassle with film along with a nifty, flexible tripod for forever preserving the images of your Grand Canyon Whitewater rafting trip.
Hopefully your preparation for this Grand Canyon rafting adventure will include wearing your river shoes at home before you get to the river’s edge. Strap those sandals on and wear them to soften them up. Find out if they are comfy for the long haul. Secondly, bring socks. This is not a new fashion trend but it can be a life (foot) saver when you get sun, sand and water all the time on the river. Socks help in two major ways. (1) They protect from the burning rays of the sun and (2) they keep the sand from acting like sandpaper between your skin and your shoes.
Ultimately important foot care is APPLY SUNSCREEN. Avoid the burn altogether. Cover those little peek holes that straps create and expose your delicate-never-seen-the-sun-before skin. And don’t ever go barefoot. There are hidden dangers in the sand and everywhere that can make your feet miserable.
If your feet are uncomfortable, they can make every little pleasure a real challenge. So, protect your feet. Take care of them before things go bad. You’ll be glad you did. Just walking to breakfast should not be torture. There are tremendous hikes to enjoy so don’t let hurtin’ feet curtail your fun.