It’s January, or at least that’s what the calendar says. Last Sunday, the thermometer said otherwise: 72 degrees.California drought conditions are widespread and severe, and farther north there are fires.Although the land is not exempt from the heat, the effects are mildly tempered by its location near the reservoir.This is a popular trail with cyclists, joggers, and hikers. Bryon and I did a 3-mile round-trip hike, but it’s possible to do a longer one.Miners’ lettuce. It actually has a mild flavor. I had no idea why it was left there.Leaves along the trail.