We’ve finally gotten back to that time of year where we can ditch our heavy winter coats and everything starts to turn green again. The official start of summer is quickly approaching us. Despite it still technically being spring, however, the temperatures sure make it feel like summer!

In fact, here in Kentucky, it has been hot to the point of being potentially dangerous. That’s why I want to take some time to discuss heat exhaustion. This is one of the biggest threats to hikers this time of year, so it’s important to know what it is, how to recognize it and what steps to take to treat it and even avoid it altogether. 

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