Trekking the White Rim Trail in July: The Best Bad Idea

Want to see what goes wrong when two very funny friends hike across Canyonlands National Park in the middle of July? Thought so.

Columbia provided some hot-weather apparel and accessories to writer-adventurers Lauren Steele and Paddy O’Connell and sent them off along the sun-torched White Rim Trail.

A film crew got the coveted position of watching the hilarity unfold as two outdoor enthusiasts put their gear, wills, and senses of humor to the test. It’s a desert romp that might be the best bad idea of the year.

“Canyonlands National Park is incredibly hot in the middle of July,” said Steele. “But it’s empty. It’s a unique and special experience to move through such an iconic place – and have it all to yourself.”

This article is sponsored by Columbia Sportswear. Check out its Omni-Shade Sun Deflector gear here.