Hot, Hot, Hot!:
After quite a few days of very heavy rain and storms, the weekend of 7/1/18 brought some pretty extreme heat and humidity; at least for the Chicagoland area. Even with the high heat and humidity, I was covered up. Why might you ask? It’s very simple – less skin exposure and better bug protection! I mean, c’mon, haven’t you read any of the recent stories in the news about the increases in illnesses due to mosquitos and ticks? Just in case you haven’t, following is the CDC press release that has been the basis for many of the news stories that I’ve seen: Illnesses from Mosquito, Tick, and Flea Bites Increasing in the US.
For anyone wondering, here’s my go-to trail tracing hot weather outfit: Wrangler 4-way flex pants, a Wrangler outdoor long sleeve shirt (60/40 cotton/poly blend) (no, I’m not sponsored by Wrangler!), wicking undergarments, and a hat. Believe it or not, even with 95+ degrees and higher than usual humidity, I was quite comfortable.
[Sound of throat clearing] Oh right – we visited the Miami Woods in Morton Grove. The Miami Woods is just south of the Linne Woods (which we visited in October of 2017 – Linne Woods Blog & Linne Woods Video). However, the last time we visited the Miami Woods, it was a somewhat chilly and rainy day.
Here, take a look.
Well, there was certainly no rain on July 1st! And, it was oh so green!
Also, something that I’ve been trying to explore during our recent trail tracings is taking a closer look at nature. Trees and water are nice, but the birds, flowers, and bugs are really cool as well!
Lastly, here’s the moving pictures for your nature break enjoyment.
Start planning your Miami Woods trail tracing adventure today!
find a trail ~ find your path
P.S. – Starting on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, I made the switch to posting one video on Wednesday of each week, and one blog post on Friday of each week. Why? To bring things closer to “real time”; closer to the actual time when the Trail Tracings occur. I’ll be making other blog posts, as I can, for our Trail Tracings that occurred between mid-February and mid-June in order to be caught up by our one year Trail Tracing anniversary in August 2018.