Survive the Sun
In all seasons, whether walking, backpacking, or day hiking, follow these tips to conserve your internal water reserves:
Reduce Your Activity
Drink Your Water
Reduce Alcohol and Caffeine Intake
Our sensitive skin burns easily; it needs shade, sunscreen, sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and proper footwear. Dehydration is accelerated by exposed skin, so keep your clothing on. Wear long-sleeved, loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
Did You Know?
In 1964, Apollo astronauts came to Big Bend National Park to study volcanic geology so that they could identify the geologic structures and processes that they might see on the moon. More...