The Grand Canyon: Be Prepared For Tolio

Conquer the canyon with this handy guide

Aug 30, 2013
Outside Magazine

Tolio is a trench foot-like foot fungus. During monsoon season, an extremely high number of rafters in the Grand Canyon come down with this non-serious—but very annoying—malady.

One cure is a topical prescription gel called eurythromiacin.

Our favorite cure involves iodine, aspirin, and an aluminum baking tin. You soak your feet in a bath of iodine and crushed aspirin every night. When you are finished soaking you can crumple the tin down and re-form it to use again the next night.

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