PHOENIX, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings & Hastings is excited for everyone to have to opportunity to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather outside, but they would like to offer a few hiking safety tips in an effort to keep everyone safe.
A responsible hiker is a safe hiker. Unfortunately, that are approximately 25 fatalities a year which are directly related to hiking. Even hiking in the city can be dangerous. Our local Camelback Mountain is surrounded by the City of Phoenix, yet fatalities occur on its slopes every year.
Hikers should start off by making sure they have the proper gear. Water is essential, even for a brief hike. Severe dehydration itself can be fatal, while the symptoms of dehydration can cause a number of hazardous situations. Dehydration slows down the body and clouds the mind. If hikers are dehydrated, it could cause them to make poor decisions, which could put them further at risk.
Hastings & Hastings further advises that hikers should wear the proper clothing. Heavy duty hiking boots can make it easy to navigate harsh desert trails. Durable pants, such as jeans can protect hikers from sharp, scratching desert vegetation. Getting pricked by a cactus is miserable. The proper clothing can protect from that happening.
Hasting & Hastings encourages everyone to hike with at least one partner. If something unexpected does happen, it is important to have help. If one hiker is incapacitated, the other hiker will have the ability to provide assistance. Hikers can also help each other navigate difficult terrain.
"Hiking sure is fun, especially when the weather is as perfect out as it is now. We are lucky that we can enjoy such beautiful days even during the winter. While the rest of the country is covered in snow, we get sunshine and perfect 68 degree days. I just want everyone to stay safe when they are out on the trails. It is always best to hike with a partner. Now everyone get out there and have some fun!" said David Hastings, founder of Hastings & Hastings.
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