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.
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.