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Record breaking temps has hikers outside

Posted at 9:04 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-18 06:54:58-05

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Record breaking heat could not stop some hikers from hitting the trails on Wednesday.

Tanque Verde Falls is running a bit earlier than normal this year, as snow melts down the mountains.

Temperatures hit 90 for the first time in 2016 today.

"We're just at awe with all the cactus and the rock and, you know, it's just beautiful," said Jeff and Karrie Ann Henderson.  The two are from North Carolina and say they are enjoying the record breaking heat.

"Back in North Carolina, they hate us because they've got 40 degree weather and here we are 85 degree weather."

On a normal day, without physical activity, you want to drink about a gallon of water.  So if you are going to be out in the sun hiking, you want to drink much more.