The summer heat in the desert can be a dangerous thing for outdoor enthusiasts. It is important to understand the safety measures that must be taken during these hot summer months. The temperature has been in the 90's in the El Mirage area in recent weeks. It is important to remember these tips when recreating in the desert during the hottest months of the year.
Remember to drink plenty of water! Carry water with you wherever you are recreating and drink it constantly. It is best to drink 8 ounces every 30 minutes when you are constantly in the sun. Symptoms of dehydration are not always easily identified and can be confused with other causes. Water is the best way to keep your body cool and avoid heat-stroke.