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.
Why Phoenix Won't Shut Down Trails in Excessive Heat
Even with multiple heat-related rescue calls this summer, Parks and Recreation says hikers can keep hiking.