Palo Duro Canyon staff warns against heat-related illnesses during summer months

Palo Duro Canyon staff warns against heat-related illnesses during summer months
Palo Duro Canyon State Park (Source: KFDA)

Palo Duro Canyon (KFDA) - Palo Duro Canyon State Park staff are reminding hikers to use good judgment when venturing through the park in the heat.

According to a Facebook post, park staff responded to several heat-related illness calls on Saturday.

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The post reminded hikers of several steps they can take to reduce the danger of heat while using canyon facilities:

  • Plan hikes early in the day, when the heat isn't as severe.
  • Carry and drink plenty of water while on the trail
  • Know the early signs and symptoms of heat-illnesses

A Kansas woman died on Friday after becoming lost in the canyon and succumbing to heat-related illness.

According to the Facebook page, trail surface temperature reached 133 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday.

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