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sleeping at the Grand Canyon
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i’m heading to the grand canyon next week for a few nights camping at a campsite near the north rim. i don’t think we will be camping actually in the canyon itself. i have a choice between a light sleeping bag and a thicker, heavier one.
i know its hot during the day so ideally i don’t want to carry a heavier one around but i’ve heard that the temperature can drop at night.
any advice much appreciated.

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google?

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There’s an area near Denali National Park called the Stampede Trail.  I recommend a spending a week or month up there for some wilderness preperation.

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The temperatures can vary quite a bit from day to night.  One year there was snow at the top of the canyon the night after we were on the river in bathing suits.  It all kinda depends on where you will be sleeping.  There is a 20 degree temp difference at least between top and bottom and probably 40 degrees between night and day.  I’m not saying you have to take the heavier one but make sure the light one is enough.  Maybe wear a lot of layers