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Staying safe while hiking

Posted at 6:53 AM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 08:53:30-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Whether you prefer Mt. Lemmon, Sabino Canyon or Tumamoc, Tucson is a great place for hiking.

While the views can be scenic, there are still a lot of safety risks on the trails.
Rural Metro Fire is advising people who are planning to hike to be prepared.

Here's a quick checklist:

  • Look at the local weather forecasts. You can find these on the KGUN9 app.
  • Bring enough of water and a fully-charged phone.
  • Dress properly. Make sure you're wearing the right shoes and clothing.
  • Stay on the trail, and make sure you know your route ahead of time.
  • Hike with a partner. If you are hiking on your own, tell somebody and let them know when you plan to return.