We meet at the Ballpark in Gillies Bay at 10:00am.
Last Saturday morning the weather seemed to be warmer than ever and I had requests for a hike that would not include much walking in the full sun. I choose our popular Black Mountain hike judging, correctly as it turned out, that much of the route would be in shade from the forest both along the logging roads and on the off road trail. Trouble was even in the shade it was pretty hot and the bugs were unusually troublesome especially the deerfly. As we climbed up the steep trail towards the top of the mountain we sweated and wished a nice cool breeze would greet us at the top. Sure enough, at the shady lunchspot overlooking Malaspina Strait there was a gentle breeze making it quite pleasant to sit and eat lunch in comfort.
I think my photo is appropriate for this hot weather as it shows a very smug looking Bullfrog sitting half submerged on a Priest Lake water lily pad.
A non native Bullfrog keeping cool and wet on a water lily leaf at Priest Lake.