I could have started this post out with another RECORD BREAKING TEMPERATURE headline. We broke the previous days record by a 10th of a degree. The high yesterday was 81.5. I know we sound like we are about to pass out up here, but when you are used to the cooler temperatures and a good breeze flowing through camp, the lack of any relief is tough. As I told someone yesterday, remember, we don't have air conditioning or electricity to plug in a big fan. We guessed the temperature in the kitchen, during dinner, to be around 115. I base that on the fact that I have measured the temperature on a cooler day and it was around 113. We made good use of the hose and sprayer.
So, I guess you are wondering why I posted a picture of a helicopter? Someone posted a question about the health of one of our llamas. I am happy to report that Earl is doing well at the llama farm. The vet came and checked them all out and sheared a couple of them. We decided this weather was too hot to bring them up the mountain. With the graciousness of the Park Service, we were able to fly enough supplies up the mountain to get us through these hot days. It is a new phenomenon having to deal with this really hot weather. We have not had to worry about it in the past. The good news is, we are supplied for awhile and the llamas will be coming up less and with smaller loads, at least until the heat subsides.
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