We headed out on a hike around noon. While I typically try to avoid the hottest time of the day for physical exertion, it was a day that skewed cooler. Wearing shorts, a shirt and a hat, I lathered on sunscreen and sprayed a thick cloud of skin-friendly yet reliable bug repellent. There were a few insects at the trailhead and I figured I’d be swatting away the random mosquito and dodging a few curious wasps. It was summer in the wilderness, after all.