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Hikers reminded to be prepared for heat

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - With these hot temperatures it's important to take precautions if you're planning to be out hiking in the heat.

The San Diego Sheriff's Search and Rescue division is reminding people to be careful.

“There’s always someone out there who doesn't know what they're doing.”

The regulars at Cowles Mountain say they've seen it all.

“I've seen people barefoot,” said one hiker. “I've seen people in jackets and sweats...I don't know if they don't know - there’s no shade on the way up.” 

Hikers dressed in jeans or sometimes very little clothing but the biggest mistake --

“I just saw a guy go up trail now and I didn't see any water on him.”

Hydration is one of the most important factors.

“Hiking 101 - bring water,” said one hiker. 

“I've given people water bottles before,” said another hiker. 

“You'd be surprised how many times we run into folks walking in the back country that say have plenty of water, they show me this, and I go hmm that’s probably not going to do it,” said Sgt. Don Parker, San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's Search and Rescue team reminding hikers today how important water, proper clothing and nutrition are, even on what you expect to be just a short hike.

“We tend to overestimate our abilities and underestimate the conditions,” rescue volunteer Cathy Meets said.

And the Sheriff’s Department also recommends leaving a note in your car - what time you left when you expect to be back and where you're going just in case something goes wrong.

“Be prepared and be smart about what you're doing,” said Sgt. Parker. 

A perfect way to enjoy the outdoors - just as long as you're doing it safely.

The Sheriff's Department is recommending you bring at least one gallon of water if you're going to be outside in this heat.

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