Our 10 Best Tips For Hiking In The Heat
Sizzling summer temperatures can be dangerous, especially when they are accompanied by exposure to the sun's rays. Experienced hikers know you can never be too prepared, so we did some research and these are the best 10 tips we could find.
- Hike in the early morning (before 11am) or late afternoon
- Choose a location that will provide some shade like woods or canyons that are not exposed to direct sunlight
- Hiking near water like an ocean or lake can provide a refreshing breeze; plus you can cool off by splashing water on yourself or dipping your hat, neck gaitor or shirt in the water
- Choose light-colored, loose-fitting clothes
- Purchase moisture wicking fabrics for your all your clothes including your socks
- Wear clothes that provide uV ray protection
- Wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect your neck and your eyes
- Start hydrating before your hike and drink plenty of water steadily throughout your hike.
- Freeze your hydration bladder before your hike. It helps prevent mold, helps your water stay colder longer and feels good against your back
- Take water purification if you will be hiking near a water source.
Use these tips, take your hike and ...
REMEMBER THE GREAT OUTDOORS!!