By Jim Tunstall, Cynthia Tunstall
This consultant is a part of a sequence concentrating on outdoors actions comparable to climbing, cycling, mountaineering, horseback using, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. ancient and different heritage details is supplied, in addition to accomplished trip information.
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The coldest months are January and February; the hottest are July, August and early September. The latter also are the worst sunburn seasons. Mid-January to mid-March is the main rainy season, with afternoon thunderstorms common in July and August. There are two other weather worries - lightning and hurricanes. Lightning is at its worst during the summer months. The north-central part of the state is one of the world's greatest lightning belts. When a thunderstorm is approaching, stay away from any type of water, avoid open fields and don't use trees for shelter, particularly pines and oaks, which are favorite lightning targets.
Other than using repellents, the best deterrent is a matter of nature: Most of you adventure in the daytime. Mosquitoes prefer to attack at twilight, when even the most ardent outdoors-types are chilling out over a brewski or screw-cap wine. If you must be out at that hour, rely on good netting, a smoky fire or foot speed. Page 17 ·Yellow flies, deer flies, brown bombers and various other names, which aren't suitable for print. You'll run into them in upland forests and around horses. Repellents work.
Black bears. They're usually not aggressive, but they are wild. They also pack a large appetite and love mischief. Keep your food and scraps away from them. That means locking coolers and food in your vehicle when you're not there and putting trash in dumpsters, making sure the lid is tightly shut. We don't have to tell you to avoid feeding them, right? ·Feral hogs. Brought here by the Spanish, these wild critters are more of a destructive nuisance than anything. They destroy native plants by chowing on their roots, and they also gobble native wildlife, from rodents, salamanders and frogs to young birds and turtle eggs.