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Summer Hiking

Summer is a friendly hiking season, but it's not without its hazards. Learn how to deal with warm-weather hazards like stream crossings, thunderstorms and extreme heat right here.

Lightning Safety for Hikers
Lightning strikes happen -- here's how to make sure you're not part of the circuit.

Hiking Safety: How to Cross a River
Knowing how to cross a river is an essential hiking skill. Preparation is key and so too is the ability to assess stream flow and determine a course of action.

Safe Hiking in Hot Weather
Summer means hiking in hot weather. With a bit of planning, you can still hike safely. But you definitely should pay attention to conditions and take precautions to avoid such dangerous ailments as heat stroke and dehydration.

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