It's hot. It's too hot. It's too damn hot this early in the season. I will not complain, because it's been too damn cold and too damn snowy this past, and last winter. I know there are places in this country and in others that maintain a fairly uniform pattern of weather that never wanders into extremes. But, we don't live there and have to make do with what we get. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow the mercury has, is, and will be reading near 90F, but it was only a few months ago that the snow was approaching 4 feet in depth. So....I repeat...I will not complain. I will just post a couple of pictures from 2008 (when the snow wasn't so deep that I couldn't hike in it) that I made with the Shen Hao. It was tough slogging in the snow with the 4x5 backpack and a tripod, but I really enjoyed the shlepp, so here they are, two antidotes to too early summer!