Over 40 degrees outside this morning! Enough snow should have melted that a long walk through the swamps was possible. I knew not to wear my down vest but did put on gloves and a hat. Big mistake. By the time I was deep in the swamps, I was overheating. While I've always been tolerant of cold, I can't handle heat. I stuffed hat and gloves in my camera case and considered ripping off my long-sleeved sweatshirt. That would have left me w/ just a hot-pink bra on. While I'm not exactly against stripping in the woods, I was on my neighbor's land at the moment and it seemed somehow disrespectful. Rested in shadows to cool down. Made it back home with modesty in tact.