But we did promise you…
And here we go. Get a drink. Sit back, relax and go shroomin’ with us.
We’re pretty sure this will be the last big round of mushroom appearances. They seem to be trickling off. Most of these photos are from May and June and only a few larger mushrooms seem to be appearing here and there this month.
We had a week long blast of very warm temperatures in early July. The van looks like a real hobo shack with tarps strung here and there to shade the windows. It made a difference though and we managed to keep the internal van temperatures to reasonable levels. When it was just too unbearable we retreated to the shore of our private beach where the shade and cool water made things really enjoyable.
Temperatures this week have turned a complete 180 and most days it feels like Fall is in the air. Not sure if summer is truly over or this is just a temporary reprieve. Either way it hasn’t slowed down the number of people heading to the islands to camp. We’ve had a constant stream and a steady turnover. It’s not crazy busy but parking in our three smaller lots is at a premium.
There’s a little over a month left in our time here on Priest Lake. Running the boat launch and being fee collectors for the first time have been unique experiences. We appreciate opportunities such as these. They allow us to contribute our time to a good cause but give us room to find our own groove and approach. Also, with each new volunteer position we learn an increasing amount about our public lands and what is required to maintain the delicate balance between preservation and use.