Phoenix Officials Urge Safe Hot-Weather Hiking - Backpacker

Phoenix Officials Urge Safe Hot-Weather Hiking

The city's park district is pushing a campaign to prevent hiking emergencies during sweltering temps.
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Phoenix summer essential: water, and plenty of it

Phoenix summer essential: water, and plenty of it

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is urging hikers to recreate carefully during summer's sweltering temperatures through its "Take a Hike, Do it Right" campaign, which reminds people to pack water, hike in a group, and maintain contact with others. The goal: to reduce the 200-plus rescues that happen every year on city parks and preserves. Several city parks are also extending their hours for summer to accommodate early hikers.

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