Friday, August 10, 2012

Waiting for September

Crappy forecast for hiking

Welcome to the hottest month ever recorded in the United States. In Connecticut, our summer temperature has been something like 3 degrees above average.  Since the average high in central Connecticut is about 84 degrees in the summer, that means the typical high has been around 87 degrees or so, and it's usually raining on the cooler days. My ceiling for hiking is around 80 degrees, depending on the humidity. So I'm hanging out at home, stuffing the fridge with produce from the garden, and planning out the remainder of the route so I'll be ready to really hit the trail when it cools down. 


  1. What's a little tornado warning to deter a real letterboxer?

  2. ...take 32 steps from the triple oak and head left at the funnel cloud...head for the big wet bolder, then slip on some slugs and fall into a patch of slimy mushrooms.....