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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Feeling Like the Dog Days

Early on-trail shade break
It was incredibly hot on the hike this morning, and there was absolutely no wind or breeze to speak of.  It's really tough on the body when you don't have the benefit of evaporative cooling.  The only fortunate thing was the absence of high humidity, though the dewpoint was probably in the low 40s.  You know it's uncomfortable when high-stamina Becca is seeking shade at every turn.
Mid-hike shade break

Cane Cholla flower at the hacienda

Cane Cholla is taller and stouter than Pencil or Finger Cholla

Thorny beauty

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

The beauty of the cacti blossoms make the heat worthwhile.

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