Finally! After brutal heat May, June, July, August and the first 2 weeks of September, I can report that we are projected to have our early morning cool hours of travel for cyclists passing on the Southern Tier between El Centro and Phoenix.
September 15th is a good average estimate to pass through the Arizona/California border without unbearable conditions.
Dawn is just before 5 am.
Traveling from 4 am to 11am is comfortable enough. The rest of the day will heat up until 7 pm.
The early morning temperatures have been in the high 70's.
By 10 am it is hot, upper 90's, possibly slipping into the low 100's until the end of the month or even
The monsoons are over. Perfect clear skies.
Rattlesnakes are still active and out on the roads especially in the dusk and nights.
See you in Palo Verde on the Colorado River.
Nancy's Bike Camp