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Sheesh. How far down had they gone?
https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/trails/lo ... k-mountainWhile hiking at night is against city rules, (and ticks off area residents), Bach ( spokesman for the city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department ) confirms that it's perfectly acceptable to park at the Echo Canyon lot just before sunset, which means the vehicle would be there after official closing hours. He also says it's fine to start hiking before the gate opens in the morning, though vehicles aren't permitted to enter until just before sunrise.
It's concerning the surrounding residents are forcing hikers out of the coolest part of the day.Parking lot and trail hours: sunrise to sunset
Sounds to me it's the exact opposite? It ticks off area residents, but despite the rules prohibiting it, the city is on record as saying they won't cite people who hike outside of park hours when temperatures are more moderate.joe bartels wrote: the surrounding residents are forcing hikers out of the coolest part of the day.
A big challenge for some is not realizing how quickly one can go from "okay" to "major distress." It seems like in several of the tragedies I've read about recently, the victims are found within a mile or so of the trailhead--a relatively leisurely 20 minute walk, under normal conditions.hippiepunkpirate wrote: young fit males in their teens and early 20s are prone to suffer heat exhaustion as their young bodies are able to perform at a superior level remarkably close to the point of their core temperature sky rocketing
Yes, they make a big difference when the chips are down. I keep careful tabs on how I feel and how I react to what I just drank. There are definitely some tell-tale signs of electrolyte depletion, but they're hard for me to verbalize. The easiest one is a feeling a gulp of plain water just sitting on my stomach, while being able slug a pint of electrolyte solution without stopping for air. (That's already worse off than I like to get).Buku Hoodoo wrote:... Electrolytes, Electrolytes, Electrolytes...