Hiking Into Oblivion: Extreme Heat Kills Unprepared Hikers

Rise In Preventable Fatalities From Heat Stroke

NBCNews.com – June 21, 2021 Grand Canyon hiker dies on Tonto Trail during extreme heat: The 53-year-old backpacker was found dead in the Grand Canyon on Sunday, when the high reached 115 degrees, By Phil Helsel

MSN.com – June 21, 2021Hiker Dies In Extreme Heat, Another in Critical Condition, By Paige Austin (Palm Canyon Trail, Borrego Springs, California)

KVOA.com – July 13, 2021Some Phoenix hiking trails to be restricted in extreme heat, Associated Press

National Parks Traveler.org – June 22nd, 2021Deaths Rising In National Park System, By NPT Staff (Heat related)

10News.com (San Diego) Jul 12, 2021Heat-related helicopter rescues soar, By Adam Racusin

OLDER RELATED NEWS ARTICLES

Huffpost.com – Sept 8 , 2020Santa Monica Closes Trails After Hiker Dies In Extreme Heat Other hikers were rescued as record temperatures topped 110 degrees, By Mary Papenfuss

ABC News, November 4, 2018  Two People Have Died In Remote Parts of Western Australia In One Week — But Experts Say Most Outback Deaths Are Preventable, By Sarah Collard

ABC News, October 28, 2018 – Man Dies of Suspected Dehydration After Group Hiking In Kalbarri National Park Runs Out of Water, By Sarah Collard.

ABC News,  November 8, 2018  Remote Australian Deaths Prompts Warning Outback Travel Dangers Could Rise, By Emily Smith

ABC.Net.au, November 25, 2018 German Tourists Wandered 17km off Central Australia Hiking Trail Before Dying Of Dehydration, Heat Stress, By Neda Vanovac


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Health Tip: Dietary Oil And Weight Loss

When losing excess weight, be sure you factor in how many calories you’re adding when using dietary oil. There are 120 calories in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

Measure oil instead of pouring directly from the bottle, so you know the exact calorie count. If you pour instead of measure, you’ may be adding more than you need.

Dietary oil also includes mayonnaise, and nut butters. Read the food label on the jar to see how many calories are in 1 tablespoon. Too much dietary oil may be the stumbling block in your weight loss plan.

CALORIES IN 1 TABLESPOON OF COMMON DIETARY OILS

Almond Oil 123 calories
Apricot Kernel Oil 124 calories
Avocado Oil 120 calories
Canola Oil 124 calories
Coconut Oil 120 calories
Corn Oil 120 calories
Cottonseed Oil 123 calories
Flaxseed Oil 124 calories
Grape Seed Oil 124 calories
Hazelnut Oil 124 calories
Linseed Oil 117 calories
Mustard Oil 124 calories
Olive Oil 120 calories
Palm Kernel Oil 123 calories
Palm Oil 123 calories
Peanut Oil 120 calories
Poppy Seed Oil 124 calories
Pumpkin Seed Oil 123 calories
Rice Bran Oil 124 calories
Safflower Oil 120 calories
Salmon Oil 128 calories
Sesame Oil 124 calories
Soy Oil 123 calories
Sunflower Oil 124 calories
Tomato Seed Oil 124 calories
Vegetable Oil 120 calories
Walnut Oil 124 calories
Wheat Germ Oil 130 c
alories


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Ted Talks: What Is A Calorie?


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.


Hiking Accident Prevention: The Importance of Preparation

What You Don’t Know Can Kill You

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Trip Planning Resources For Hikers and Backpackers


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.

Hiking Accident Prevention: Learn The Risks of Slot Canyon Flash Floods

 

 Monsoon Season Brings Sudden Flooding 


SLOT CANYONS are funnel-shaped rock formations, found in the American southwest. They are wide at the top, and narrow at the bottom. Slot canyon formation is caused by water rushing through sandstone or limestone rock.  Southern Utah has the most slot canyons in the world.

SLOT CANYON FLASH FLOODS are often caused by storms miles away.  Slot canyon flash floods are dangerous, and can be life threatening.

During a flash flood, the water level rises quickly, within minutes, or seconds.  A flash flood can rush down a canyon in a wall of water 12 feet high or more.  

Hikers should check the National Weather Service, for an up-to-date report, before entering a slot canyon.  If bad weather is predicted, entering a slot canyon is dangerous, and may result in your death.


O N L I N E  N E W S  S O U R C E S

NPS.gov (National Park Service) –  Zion National Park Utah: The Narrows Safety 

NPS.gov (National Park Service) Monsoon Season 

MyUtahParks.com Be Aware of Flash Flood Dangers In Utah’s Canyons,  By Carly Everett  – 6/19/19

Blogs.Scientific American.comInstant Peril: Flash Floods and How To Survive Them.  Flash Floods Kill People Worldwide  Find Out How To Survive,  By Dana Hunter – 12/28/16

LATimes.com/Associated Press Report: Hikers Were Warned Before Flood,  9/30/97

CNN.com – 7 Dead In Zion National Park Flash Flood,  By Ralph Ellis – 9/17/15

OutsideOnline.com Special Report: The Keyhole 7,  By Grayson Schaffer – 5/24/16

ChicagoTributne.comUtah Floods That Killed 19 Show Dangers Of Popular Desert Canyons,   By Tribune Wire Reports – 9/17/15

Weather.gov (US National Weather Service)Floods  

OutsideOnline.com Surviving A Flash Flood In A Slot Canyon,  By Joe Spring – 9/11/13

Backpacker.com – The Manual: How To Explore A Slot Canyon,  By Kristin Bjornsen and Rebecca Kane – 2/14/17


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Trip Planning Resources For Hikers and Backpackers


Irene Pastore, is a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness blogger, health educator, and speaker. She has 25 years experience teaching exercise in New York City.  To read her complete bio, visit the About Page.