Traveling during the night may be absolutely the best option depending on the situation. Here in the desert southwest it is often virtually impossible to hike during the day in the relentless sun during the worst of the summer. The sun will literally cook you, your water loss will be immense and your energy drains quickly. The confusion and disorientation sets in; death will soon follow.
So walking during the night makes way more sense. Rest up during the day in whatever shade you can find or make. Then as the sun is beginning to set get your bearings and set off walking a cautious pace (1 – 2 miles per hour). Don’t overdo it.
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