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Summertime is on its way, and that means long hikes, late sunsets, and many extra hours to explore all that the desert has to offer before the sun slips below the shimmering horizon and relinquishes its hold on the day.  Snow, ice, and chilly winds are a distant memory for now, and even the elusive desert flowers have come out to dance and celebrate the fullness of the season.  Our calendar is booking up quick but there’s still room to squeeze in that last-minute, impulsive vacation, and our tours are more popular than ever.  Come join us and celebrate the summertime vibe!
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With the desert heat rising, hiking safety is key, and here at Dreamland, we take many measures to ensure that our guests can enjoy the desert safely even in the notorious intensity of the summer sun. Planning ahead and taking a few simple steps can make all the difference between an amazing adventure or an unnerving misadventure when the temperatures get out of hand, so whether you’re hiking with us or exploring on your own, we strongly recommend following these simple guidelines to stay safe in the summer months:
  • Carry at least 3 liters of water per person, and be sure to drink well before you feel thirsty.

  • Replenish your electrolytes by adding electrolyte powder or tablets to your water supply.

  • Wear protective gear such as light-colored clothing, a broad-rimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

  • If you come across an area where water is plentiful (lake, stream, spring, or big pothole), soak yourself down to utilize the cooling power of evaporation.  Cooling cloths can also help with this.

  • Time your hike to take advantage of the early morning and late afternoon hours.

  • For more detailed information on summer hiking safety, check out the Bureau of Land Management’s handy Tips to Beat the Summer Heat.

Looking for tours with a bit of shade?  Embracing and adapting to the weather of the day is just a part of desert hiking in any season, but that said, we do have a few different tricks up our sleeve to show you the best of the scenery while dodging the heat waves where we can. Check out these epic options:
Unique Rock Formations…
For an early-morning or late-afternoon adventure, nothing beats the striking formation of the Great Chamber for amazing vistas and larger-than-life photo ops.  Those who power through this short but steep hike will be well rewarded for their trouble—the dramatic angles of the partially shaded chamber and its sweeping views to the south are unforgettable.
Elusive Slot Canyons…
The surest way to soak in the shade is to venture into one of the picturesque (and relatively cool) slot canyons in the area.  From the quaint “mini” slot canyon of Peekaboo to the cavernous Buckskin Gulch, grandaddy of all slot canyons worldwide, there are quite a few adventures to choose from.  You could even go for a day chock full of canyons with our one-of-a-kind Slot Canyon Photography Bonanza Tour.
Fantastical Sunsets & Midnight Skies…
No shade, but tremendous sunsets and early mornings: for complete immersion in the true desert experience and a chance to soak in the subtle beauty of the starry night skies in red-rock country, check out our 24-hour Toroweap and White Pocket overnight adventures.  Pursue amazing photo opportunities while we set up camp and do all the cooking for you; with all amenities taken care of, these all-inclusive tours are the best way to roll.
There are so many amazing places to explore out here, both on tour and on personal walkabout, and we want to make sure that your own wanderings throughout our backyard are just as successful as we like our tours to be. Some of the most desirable sites in the desert Southwest are buried deep within the sands and washes of red-rock country; from Peekaboo Slot Canyon and the White Wave to the ever-popular White Pocket rock formation in the Vermilion Cliffs, navigating the sands and arriving safely can be a challenge for even the most experienced off-roaders.  So for those intrepid explorers looking to brave the landscape on their own, we’ve compiled an awesome overview of useful information on how to drive through desert sands like a pro.  Before you head out to your next off-road location, check out our blog post on Deep Sand Driving to pick up some extra tips.
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Speaking of the ultimate off-roaders, we work hard to ensure that our guides are top-notch (and y'all seem to agree, judging by TripAdvisor!).  That said, we don’t like to rest on our laurels.  A major part of Dreamland’s approach to guide education is the drive to keep on learning: every month, we host a different speaker with specialized expertise on everything from condor repopulation and the ranching industry to forestry and Native American history.  This time around, dinosaurs were on the brain.  We were lucky to enjoy a presentation by Alan Titus, renowned paleontologist at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, who has even had a newly discovered dinosaur species, the Nasutoceratops titusi, named after him.  Alan graciously provided our team with a thorough overview of the many fossilized treasures hidden throughout our favorite stomping grounds, and you can bet that we’ll be incorporating even more fun “dino info” into our Ultimate Kanab and Peekaboo/Dino Tracks combo tours from now on, thanks to his instruction.
Parting words. 
It’s never too early to start thinking about fall…  As the summer progresses, the wildly popular months of September and October will start booking up quick.  Now is the ideal time to beat the crowds and take your pick of dates for the perfect desert getaway as the weather cools down again.  Give us a call here at Dreamland for more information; from standard day tours to overnight excursions to multi-day epic adventures, we have a myriad of possibilities to fulfill your latest hiking ambitions.

Looking forward to seeing y’all soon!
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