PSA: Please Stop Hiking When it Is Over 100 Degrees

Yesterday’s high temperature in Palm Springs was reported to be 105 degrees.  Add to that some humidity and direct sun and the last thing that 99.9% of human beings would think is: “hey, let’s go for a hike”.  But then there is always that .1% that just has to be ridiculous.  The Press Enterprise reports that yet another rescue operation occurred in the trails above Palm Springs:

Heat exhaustion overcame a 22-year-old Palm Springs woman during a desert hike, city police say.

The rescue effort began at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, with a report of a hiker complaining of weakness along Lykken Trail.

At 2:25 p.m., Palm Springs Police Mounted Search and Rescue volunteers found the woman at the 2,600-foot level of the trail. A helicopter crew flew her to a hospital for treatment.

Look people, desert trails are amazing and so great for hiking – just not when it is not a billion degrees.  Maybe stay in and read a book, binge on some Netflix, or do anything else that won’t kill you & put the lives of rescuers in danger.