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Temperatures soar in Las Vegas valley

Posted at 6:00 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 22:04:13-04

13 Action News headed to the pool on the hottest day of the year so far.

It reportedly hit 100 degrees in Henderson where Cowabunga Bay is located at around 3 p.m. Friday.

Although swimming is a great idea when it is so hot outside, hiking isn't necessarily such a great idea.

In fact, some trails in the area are being closed because of the high heat and concerns that people may get in trouble if they try to hike unprepared when it is so hot.

Beginning Sunday, the Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Springs trails will be closed for the rest of the summer.

The National Park Service says it's for the health and safety of hikers. It is easy for people to become dehydrated when the temperatures soar.

Since 2013, four people have died while hiking those trails, which tend to attract first-time hikers who don't know what precautions they should take.

13 Action News spoke to a hiker who said that even though he would like to see the trails open all year, he does understand why the park service can't trust people to make their own decisions when it comes to something that can be so dangerous.

The trails will reopen in September.


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