With most of the area seeing 100 degree temperatures this past weekend many stayed indoors to partake of the air conditioning, but there were some who were out hiking. So it is important that we talk about hot weather hiking and staying safe in excessive heat. Below you will find some quick points to consider for not only you but also your 4 legged friends if you are hiking with them.
Start early, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. is usually when you will see the hottest temperatures of the day. Remember to rest, especially if you are going on a longer hike. Stay hydrated; bring plenty of water. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Don’t ignore a headache when hiking in hot weather, stop, drink and rest.