I thought I ought to get acclimated to the heat, prior to me leading a hike on Sunday so drove to the base of Mount Lemmon and prepared to head up the Soldier Trail, 5 miles with lots of climbing. Just as I shoved off, a cyclist came by, likely on his way to the top, a long, long climb. Made me think about my friends driving to MD for the Gran Fondo. I have someone lined up to take pics and someone to file a ride report so stay tuned. Quite a contingent of folks going over there.
Huh, still some flowering plants in this 100 degree heat. The lack of humidity really does make a diff but 100 is still 100. Soon, my water bottles turned from cold to cool to warm to hot and when hot, the fluid tastes crummy. Reminded me to freeze some of them the night before.
As usual, some great views on the way to an old prison camp. Too hot for the rattlers who take cover this time of day. Did not see any other hikers but lots and lots of chameleons scampering around. Bike ride Saturday morning while so many are laboring over the climbs in western MD.
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