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Friday, June 28, 2013

Too hot to hike!

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING FOR THIS WEEKEND

Hikers,
Due to a statewide excessive heat warning for this weekend, I'll be staying off the trails.  There's really no place to hike without encountering high temperatures.  If you plan to hit the trail, please be extra cautious.  Hike early in the day.  Take at least a gallon of water.  Eat foods with sodium and potassium to keep hydrated. Lightweight, long sleeve shirt and long pants will actually keep you cooler than shorts and tanks because they help contain your body's natural cooling moisture on your skin as well as protecting against sun burn. Know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do if you feel them.  Stay safe.

MAYO CLINIC INFO ON HEAT EXHAUSTION:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heat-exhaustion/DS01046

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