Saturday (6/20) was HOT. We're so proud and thankful for everyone that came out and helped us get supplies out to much needed areas on the longest day of the year. Your efforts are truly helping to minimize suffering in the desert.
The summer solstice is when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight, around 14.5 hours this past Saturday.
We had some melted boots and mild heat issues. Temperatures were around 110°. We're really proud of how everyone on our team stepped up to help each other and ensure everyone made it out safely. Sometimes that takes resting in the slightest sliver of shade or using some of the water we intend to leave. When we get back safe, that allows us to regroup, recharge and strategize our efforts for the next time. Thank you!
This weekend temperatures are projected to be a little warmer than this past weekend. Our risk is minimal compared to those risking it all. We have slept in a bed the night before, ate breakfast the morning of, have had the chance to hydrate and rest during the week. Our 5-7 hours hiking in that heat with supplies can make a big difference to someone who is on their journey. The weather will not deter us, we just have to adapt.
For any questions about Water Drops, please contact Water Drop Co-Director James Cordero at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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