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It’s January, or at least that’s what the calendar says. Last Sunday, the thermometer said otherwise:  72 degrees.Sweetwater ReservoirCalifornia drought conditions are widespread and severe, and farther north there are fires.Sweetwater ReservoirAlthough the land is not exempt from the heat, the effects are mildly tempered by its location near the reservoir.Sweetwater ReservoirThis 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.Sweetwater ReservoirMiners’ lettuce. It actually has a mild flavor. Sweetwater ReservoirI had no idea why it was left there.Sweetwater ReservoirLeaves along the trail.