The Shenandoah National Park has started a Hike Smart PSAR (preventative search and rescue) program. It is modeled after successful Hike Smart programs in other National Parks.
Below is a quick picture of a bandanna I received from the PSAR Rangers. The text on this bandanna highlights the concepts that the PSAR program is trying to remind hikers of.
Above and Below the Circle:
KNOW YOUR LIMITS
It’s your responsibility
Around The Edges:
First Aid Kit/Medications
As far as I can tell Shenandoah National Park does not have any Hike Smart information on their web site yet. I will post a link to it when it is available. In the meantime, Grand Canyon National Park's web site has a robust set of information related to its Hike Smart program. While the Grand Canyon site is tailored to its local conditions much of the information about hot weather hiking is applicable to Shenandoah National Park. One of the podcasts has good information for parents who will be out hiking in the heat with infants and toddlers. It can be found at: