8 Tips for Summer Hiking in Arizona

As the summer overtakes the Valley, the heat comes and we retreat indoors. But for those still eager to get outside, walk some trails, and climb some mountains, summer can be beautiful -- if you're prepared. Here are eight basic tips for hitting the trails in these triple-digit days. Despite the "duh" quality of some of these tips, these are crucial things to keep in mind for hikes in summer, when it can prove fatal if a "duh" turns into an "oops."

See also: Winter Hiking in Phoenix, a Guide/Rant 10 Favorite Hikes in the Valley

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