I spent a wonderful Sunday at the Sunol Regional Wilderness and hiked to the Little Yosemite Area, a rocky riverbed close to the boundary of the park. Scrambling down between the boulders was quite a relief, as the park quickly warmed up to a temperature of 106 ºF/41 ºC. Even though the heat and the lack of rain during the past couple of months had reduced the stream to a tiny trickle, there were some deeper pools that still contained water. These puddles served as refuge spots for frogs and small fish, and hot feet of hikers. The low water-level also exposed the roots in this exposure and I liked that they looked very much like a stream that swirled around the rocks.