I left the house today dressed in a long-sleeve shirt, long trousers and my Marmot PreCip jacket. Even though the jacket is super light I knew as soon as I stepped out of the CR-V near the trailhead that I was over-dressed. Humidity from the past few rainy days combined with brilliant sunshine made me really hot.
I was steaming all the way up to First Arroyo where we stopped for a respite in the shade of a huge Soaptree Yucca. I removed my jacket, tied it to my waist, rolled the sleeves up on my Craghoppers shirt and wished I had worn hiking shorts.
Conditions improved as we headed back, though, because a refreshing breeze picked up and cooled me down significantly. We're supposed to hit 88F today, with higher temperatures coming tomorrow.
|This and the next 2: Willow and Frio|
|East in First Arroyo|
|This and the next: same tree|
|Desert Cardinal in one of our Mesquite Trees|
I really, really like that photo of the Desert Cardinal in the mesquite tree.
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