Sixtymile - Grand Canyon Notes
 

Reasons you need a walking stick:

  1. Cheap insurance against the cost of a helicopter ride.
  2. Less fingertip wear on sandstone / limestone.
  3. Easier hiking in streambeds / rough terrain.
  4. Stability traversing cliffs on narrow trails.
  5. Better balance boulder-hopping.
  6. Saves knees and ankles downhill.
  7. Extra push jumping creeks.
  8. Support wading swift streams.
  9. Snake waker-upper.
  10. Blackbrush / catclaw / mesquite bender.
  11. Tarp pole.
  12. Food pole.
  13. Pack stand.
  14. Other hikers think you are from Europe.
  15. Buy 2, share 1, make a buddy.
 

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