An Arizona Fire Department Wants People to Stop Hiking

The Phoenix Fire Department's viral message: "stop hiking in the heat" warns against hiking in near 110-degree temperatures.

Avoid Camelback Mountain and Piestewa Peak during Excessive Heat Warnings; best to avoid all trails between 9 AM – 5 PM.

Dehydration and heat-related illnesses are serious risks; many overestimate their bodies’ ability to handle extreme heat over 100°F.

Hike before 9 AM or after 5 PM to avoid the hottest part of the day for safer conditions.

Follow the “Take a Hike. Do it Right.” campaign: hike early, bring water, cell phone, stay on trails, dress appropriately, watch weather.