Maine Warden Service Urges Hikers To Be Careful In The Heat
After responding to two heat-related emergencies this week, the Maine Warden Service is urging hikers to be prepared before setting out on Maine's rigorous Appalachian Trail.
Maine Warden Corporal John MacDonald says the service received a call Thursday from a 21-year-old woman hiking southbound and complaining of nausea. She received medical treatment at the scene and was then transported to a hospital in Greenville.
Tuesday a 67-year-old man was assisted off the trail with heat exhaustion and brought to a hospital for evaluation.
MacDonald recommends hikers to leave detailed hiking plans before hitting the trail, to bring several days of food, water and basic survival equipment, to stay on marked trails, to stay up to date on the weather, and to invest in satellite-based GPS communication devices.