During the hot, dry summer it is more difficult than any other time of the year to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water is important when you are doing any activity, but it is especially important when you are going on one of our guided hiking trips in Estes Park. That is because you will be hard at work in the hot sun, and you will need to replenish your fluids after releasing all of that sweat.
Dehydration can be dangerous. It can cause headaches, low blood pressure, and severe dehydration can even cause an altered mental status. At Kirk’s Mountain Adventure, our goal is to give you a safe adventure that you can look back on with a smile. Knowing the warning signs of dehydration can help you to catch it early and take care of it right away. That is why our experts have come up with the following list of signs of dehydration:
- Sticky saliva
- Dry mouth
- Urine that is dark yellow
- Skin that has lost its elasticity
It is important to keep in mind that by the time you are experiencing any of the above signs, you have probably already been dehydrated for some time. You can stay properly hydrated during your hike by bringing along plenty of water! It can be pretty frustrating to have to haul along a giant water bottle while you hike, which is why we suggest bringing along a water bladder with a hose attached. Staying properly hydrated will help you to stay safe while you are enjoying your hiking trip, so don’t forget to drink up!