Safe Hiking in Hot Weather (and lots more!)

Whoa! How’d it get to be August ALREADY?! Weren’t we celebrating grads and dads just last week?

Seems hard to believe, but this is the last full month to hit the trails before school starts. It’s also one of the hottest hiking months. Do you know the signs of heat exhaustion? Check out Christopher Zajac’s personal story: How to Recognize Heat Exhaustion While Hiking.

Now may also be a good time to review my post on How to Hike Safe and Sane.

Did you know that August 10 is National S’Mores Day? Whether you toast a few ‘mallows over a campfire, stove burner or barbecue, they’re a traditional end-of-the-trail-day treat. Who’s up for a little celebratin’?

Speaking of campfires, if you’re planning on a last-minute camping trip to my favorite Mountain, check out my post on What Mount Rainier Campground Gets Highest Marks?

Heads: Unless you’re fond of teeming hordes and masses, I recommend waiting until after Labor Day to camp at the park. Off-season is best. Rates are lower and you don’t need advance reservations. Camp sites available on a first-come, first served basis.

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Join us next time for a look at Mount Rainier’s “toughest trail.” Can you guess which one?