Weather Conditions
at the
start of your trip


Weather Conditions
at the
end of your trip

This is the weather at Lake Powell, AZ

This is the weather at Lake Mead, NV

Packing for the Weather for your GCEX trip

Weather can make or break a trip

If you have good information about the weather you can bring the required gear to make even the most inclement of elements enjoyable. We have provided you with weather information for the beginning area of the trip as well as the ending area. Careful study of these two areas will provide you with an idea of the type of weather you can expect.

GCEX recommends that you bring the following weather related items:

  • Two-piece rain suit
  • Sweatshirt or sweater
  • Windbreaker or Jacket
  • 2 or 3 pair of ankle socks (good sun protection)
  • 1 or 2 swimsuits (More if you want to wear one everyday)
  • 1 pair long slacks, jeans or sweats
  • 3 pair shorts, cut offs (Nylon shorts dry quickly)
  • 3 shirts or blouses (1 with long sleeves)
  • 2 pair rubber-soled shoes (Wear 1 pair while other dries in the evening)
  • 2 hats or caps with brim and ties (1 for spare)
  • Sun screen (generous supply)
  • Hand and body lotion (16 oz, per person, sun,water, and heat dries your skin quickly.)
  • Lip balm (With sun screen is best)

GCEX will provide the following items for you:

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, Roll-a-Cot, ground cloth, and tent
  • Waterproof river bags for your sleeping bag and clothing
  • Waterproof box for camera or personal items
  • Utensils, cups, and plates
  • A generous supply of soft drinks, and fruit juice