When we got to the Delicate Arch parking area, I thought
it would be mostly empty, but there was two busloads of Mongolians
waiting for the bathroom. The beginning of the trail was closed
off, we had to walk up the road through the orange barracades.
Sadly these barracades only confused tourists and made them
have to walk through some cryptobiotic soil.
I Thought the hike would be cake considering that it wasn't
going to be hot outside. It still wasn't easy, even though
the ground is extremely grippy, you still get tired if you
go too fast, so find a nice pace, and don't force it.
Helpful Tip: In the summer, you can freeze a half gallon
of water and carry it on your back, this will cool you down
and slow your perspiration. The ice will also make ambient
water condense on the outside of the plastic container, which
will drip onto your back, if positioned right. Every drop
you condense out of the air, is one drop you don't have to
carry or perspire.
Remember, when freezing water, that your container be only
80% full of water and to leave the cap off, or very loose.
You might have to melt part of the ice with hot water to get
the cap back on. But you knew that already didn't you.