As a photographer I have found the past three weeks of hiking frustrating. It has not been the heat and the sweating but the fogging over of my lens and viewfinder at inopportune moments that has hampered by photographic abilities. Out of my frustration I have created humidity Photography tip, to keep lenses from foggy up in humidity wrap gear in freshly warmed towels from dryer 1/2 hr before going outside. Most of us live in the comfort of air conditioned abodes, the towels help your gear to slowly warm up and equalize to the outside temperatures. Make sure towels are warm not hot.
I have noticed the local wildlife and I are looking a little soggy on the trails. The fur of Chipmunks and Squirrels are molting, matted or damp, I can’t imagine what it would be like to wear all that fur in this weather. The once lush green of the Forest is receding and some leaves are burnt resembling a mid summers autumn. The air hangs as a hazy veil of humidity appearing like light fog hovering before my eyes. As the clouds part the sun piercing the withering leaves cause the air to glow on the trails. I stop for a moment to listen to the far off chorus of Songbirds migrating through the park. Familiar voices of Chickadees, Tufted Titmice (or is that Titimouses) and Nuthatches softly caress the Tree tops. As I take a long drink a stream of water rolls my back and the sides of my face. The top of the Mountain is quiet and head for another drink at the fountain in the picnic area. I am thankful for the wonderful spring water that is readily available in the National Park and city. Yes it is easy to be thankful when you live surrounded by a National Park.
Have a lovely day and Take care in the heat..
Love to ALL!