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Obviously right now isn't a good time to be in Arizona but when it is, people need to use some common sense and realize the dangers of intense sun, heat and low humidity.

We get people every year that go hiking w/o sufficient water and need to be rescued. And I'm not talking about remote locations but popular hiking areas like Camelback Mountain. There is little shade in most places, days are often cloudless, humidity can be quite low (under 10%) for much of the year (not so much in July-Sept) and the sun quite intense.

Also, be careful going to the Grand Canyon. Every year I read stories about people falling to their deaths. A Scottsdale woman did this the other day. People either slip and fall from a trail (she was found 100 feet below the trail she was on) or do really stupid stuff like fall to their death due to getting a photo taken.

I've left out all of the nasty critters that you can also encounter. Don't reach into bushes/shrubs since you don't know if a snake or spider is there. My barber a while ago was doing gardening on his property w/o gloves and moved a small rock and got bit by a brown recluse spider which causes extreme pain, lancing of the area multiple times and nearly lost the hand. And shake your shoes before putting them on in case a spider or more likely a scorpion craws into them. I have never had any issues but some areas have more critters than others.

People like going out early morning or closer to dusk due to it being a bit cooler but critters also like to come out those times as well. Most people never have an issue but you need to be aware of it.

My public service announcement for today :)
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