Today the temperature reached a high of 90.9 degrees fahrenheit at our cabin in Stanley, Idaho. That is fairly warm. The temperature when Linda, I, and the Border Collies left the cabin for our 6 mile hike at 7AM was 35.1 degrees fahrenheit. Today was a Double-Dandy. My buddy Doug Proctor met me upon on our return and he and I repeated the trip. When Doug and I returned the temperature was 87 degrees.
However lets be clear, the 55 degree change in temperature from low-to-high on this day is pretty common in Stanley, Idaho. Given that it is mostly sunny and low in humidity in this region, I love the change. So the good news is that if any of us fall over dead on these hikes – we will not be perspiring.
For 2020 the lowest recorded temperature at the cabin has been -27 degrees, with the highest being +93 degrees. The difference of 120 degrees is common in any year. The lowest recorded I have experienced at the cabin is -31 degrees and highest 97 degrees.
However, it is the 2nd of August and one respite is viewing the wildflowers. Not only do I get to experience the wildflowers on these hikes – I get to experience them in my yard throughout the year.
So, the wildflowers on this post are situated less than two feet from from the cabin deck on August 2nd, 2020.