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Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Winter hiking safety

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TUCSON - Walking in a Winter wonderland? Be prepared for the elements.

Here's a list of safety tips when "Hittin' the Trails" in the mountains this Winter.

- Dress in layers and pack extra layers to help ward off Old Man Winter's chill.

- Despite recent warm temps, shaded spots in the mountains will still have snow pack.

- Trails could also be icy at times, especially above 7,000 feet. Wear proper footing.

- As snow melts off, lower elevation washes could be running. Be aware of flowing water and loose rocks.

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