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.
John Cressey, who hikes a Christmas tree to the top of Camelback Mountain every year, might lose his annual tradition.
A $2 million plan would move the Cholla Trailhead further from multimillion-dollar homes.
The man reported the find to the Bureau of Land Management, whose archeologist dated it back to the Ancestral Puebloan period.
So what's your excuse?
Even with multiple heat-related rescue calls this summer, Parks and Recreation says hikers can keep hiking.