The Western Sierra Nevada is anything but cool and wet in the summer months. It is hot and dry unless you go to extreme altitude. This day was well into the high 80s and dry as a bone. Almost all the Spring wildflowers had disappeared, but here was one lovely arrangement that survived the heat. We had to walk a long way into the forest before we say these flowers, but that is always a matter of chance. They could have been right next to our campsite.