“Last month, I discussed ways in which we can all avoid trouble while hiking during the extreme summer heat.

Meanwhile, the trail rescues continue.

According to a statement from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, a man was hoisted off the Boy Scout Trail in Joshua Tree National Park after suffering a heat-related emergency on July 4. The man was hiking alone and called 911 at approximately 12:30 p.m. A helicopter crew was called in, and the man was located after an extensive search. Medics gave him first aid; he was then transported to a hospital…”

[Read the full article at cvindependent.com]