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Heat Wave Increasing Exhaustion For Hikers


A GOOD COOLING TREND ON THE WAY. WITH THIS HOT WEATHER, WE ARE SEEING HEAT RELATED RESCUES AND FATIGUE FOR FIREFIGHTERS. CBS13’S RACHEL WULFF IS LIVE AT THE CAL FIRE STATION IN PLACER COUNTY. Reporter: WE HAVE ALL HEARD THE DIRECT TO DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS INCLUDING BOTTLED WATER BUT CAL FIRE SAYS IT IS MORE THAN THAT. IT IS BEING PREPARED FOR THE HOTTER TEMPERATURES AND GETTING ACCLIMATED. IT WAS 103 AROUND 2 PM. Reporter: HIKERS A HIDDEN FALLS HIT THE TRAILS DESPITE THE HEAT. YOU LIKE YOU HAVE A GOOD SWEAT GOING. Reporter: LEO HOUSTON IS HARD-CORE BUT EVEN HE KNOWS HIS LIMITS. I STAY OUT LESS THAN HALF A DAY. Reporter: NOT EVERYONE WAS SO PREPARED. IT WAS A BEAST COMING BACK. I UNDERESTIMATED IT. I HAVE A BUNCH OF WATER. I THOUGHT I COULD GO DOWN AND BACK BUT IT WAS UNWISE. Reporter: IT CAN HAPPEN TO THE MOST SEASONED HIKERS AND HIKERS. WHEN THE THERMOMETER HITS TRIPLE DIGIT TEMPERATURES. THESE TWO HAD TO BE RESCUED FROM A SAN DIEGO TRAIL MONDAY AFTERNOON AFTER HEAT EXHAUSTION SET IN. BACK HERE IN PLACER COUNTY, A HIKER HAD TO BE RESCUED OFF A TRAIL AFTER SUFFERING HEAT RELATED SYMPTOMS SATURDAY. EVEN A HEALTHY PERSON CAN GO DOWN. Reporter: CAL FIRE PUTS CREWS THROUGH SPECIAL HEAT RELATED TRAINING. THE FIRST THING THEY DO FOR EVERY DAY IS GO FOR A HIKE. THEY START TO GET ACCLIMATED. Reporter: PLANNING AND PREPARING BEFORE YOU ARE OUT ON THE TRAIL IS ALWAYS KEY. I’VE GOT WATER AND FIRST AID AND SOME SNACKS. Reporter: THOSE ARE ALL GOOD THINGS. IN TALKING WITH CAL FIRE, WHEN THOSE FIREFIGHTERS PREPARE, THEY TRAIN YEAR-ROUND. WHEN THEY ARE OUT ON THE FRONT LINES, THIS IS WHAT THEY TELL THEIR FIREFIGHTERS. FOR EVERY TWO BOTTLES OF WATER, DRINK ONE BOTTLE OF GATORADE BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO NEED THE

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2 thoughts on “Heat Wave Increasing Exhaustion For Hikers

  1. Yeah it kinda happens when you layer a blanket over the atmosphere to prevent the heat from dissipating.

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