Hey everybody, I need some dessert backpacking advice. A friend and I are planning our first dessert backpacking trip mid-july in the Grand Canyon. I am aware of all safety concerns with 120 degree heat and blazing sun with less than nominal humidity. What I need advice on is whether to go with cotton clothes or synthetic wicking material. I have heard both arguments, cotton for retaining water/sweat and helping the body cool or wicking for obviously wicking sweat and cooling that way. I am concerned that the wicking will speed up the dehydrating process.
Also, long pants/sleeves or shorts???
Thanks for any advice