You likely know that the bottom of the Grand Canyon is far away from civilization and electrical outlets, so it may be surprising to hear that you can actually charge your camera during your trip! We bring a nifty charger called a Yeti Goal Zero on our trips for everyone to use.
A few things to keep in mind:
Don’t forget to bring your charging cord. It can be either a USB or 110V wall plug.
The Yeti is shared with everyone, and can only charge a few devices each night. There may be over 30 people on the trip including your guides, so we ask that you use the charger sparingly.
Conserve battery by turning your camera/phone off when you can. We know it can be hard, but resist the urge to look through or edit your photos at the end of the day. Enjoy your time in the canyon and the scenery around you. Photos rarely do the beauty and scale of the canyon justice anyways. 🙂
If you are using your phone as a camera, be sure it is on airplane mode and/or power saving mode, so it doesn’t waste precious energy running apps or searching for a non-existent signal or wi-fi connection.
Please only use the Yeti to charge your camera (or phone if you are using that as your camera).
If you plan on taking lots of photos or video, be sure to have a back-up plan. Bring extra batteries or a portable power bank. Please note that you will not be able to recharge your portable power bank using the Yeti.
Want help deciding which camera to bring? Check out our camera blog or give us a call.