A 51-year-old man collapsed while hiking Camelback Mountain's Cholla Trail last week, overcome by the heat (it was 94 degrees) and exertion. Firefighters rescued the hiker, giving him IV fluids and taking him to the hospital to recover.
The traditional decoration has reappeared in defiance of a Parks Board prohibition.
The man reported the find to the Bureau of Land Management, whose archeologist dated it back to the Ancestral Puebloan period.
John Cressey, who hikes a Christmas tree to the top of Camelback Mountain every year, might lose his annual tradition.
Even with multiple heat-related rescue calls this summer, Parks and Recreation says hikers can keep hiking.
So what's your excuse?
The New Zealand woman resorted to drastic measures after falling and breaking her pelvis.