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New rating system aims to educate Valley hikers, promote safety on trails

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By Rudy Rivas

Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
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With more than 180 mountain rescues last year, city of Phoenix has made available a hiker guide for those to find rated routes and safety tips for awareness. Staying hydrated and wearing sunscreen are key tips that all levels should be reminded. The guide is another step into ensuring hikers’ pick a trail that matches their skill level. Cronkite News reporter, Rudy Rivas has the details.

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