It’s So Hot in the Grand Canyon That People’s Shoes Are Falling Apart


It seems like everyone is heading out on National Park adventures this summer. It’s important to be aware that before you step out for a hike or camping trip, that you be prepared for one thing — extreme heat. Rangers at the Grand Canyon took to social media last week to warn travelers about the excessive heat the park is currently experiencing. How hot is it? Apparently, it’s hot enough to melt hiking shoes. The heat inside the canyon can cause shoes to come apart, and heavy hiking boots can trap sweat and lead to painful blisters. The National Park Service is also warning travelers that any rescue or assistance efforts for those suffering from the heat may be delayed over the next few months due to limited staff and limited helicopter flying capability, again due to the heat. This week park officials said temperatures will reach 110º F.