The Grand Canyon: Assign Responsibilities

Conquer the canyon with this handy guide

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No one is a client on private Grand Canyon trip. To assure everyone will kick in and make the trip run smoothly, Flett suggests clearly assigning day-to-day responsibilities in three major categories to predetermined work groups.

The job categories he suggests are setting up and breaking down camp, dealing with the toilets, and cooking.

While how you create the work groups is flexible, the order in which the groups are assigned their tasks should be rigid. "You want to make sure someone didn't handle the groover [toilet] at breakfast who is peeling meat out of a package at lunch," says Flett.

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